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Georgina Kenyon

Warp Speed: The Media and Democratized Ignorance

In my last post on “democratized anti-knowledge,” I began with a discussion a BBC article that featured the work of Robert Proctor. In the process I covered Naomi Oreskes’ and Erik Conway’s Merchants of Doubt (2010). My goal was to broaden the conversation about ignorance beyond the realms of politics and science—to “deeper currents that cut across other streams of ignorance—namely, the issues of agency, power, and capitalism.” I promised at the end of my last post to extend the discussion to the media. The historical works considered in the prior post, by Proctor, Oreskes, and Conway, demonstrate it’s not Read more