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Tobacco Industry Admits Mistakes; But Cigarette Makers Never Purposely Lied to Public, Attorneys Say

Paul Abercrombie The Washington Post The tobacco industry never purposely lied to the American public about the dangers of smoking, though individual tobacco company officials made mistakes and showed poor judgment in dismissing evidence of health risks, industry attorneys said yesterday. In their opening statements for the largest civil racketeering trial in U.S. history, tobacco …

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Public Gets Spun Beyond Words

Tampa Tribune ALL THE PRESIDENT’S SPIN: George W. Bush, The Media, And The Truth. By Ben Fritz, Bryan Keefer and Brendan Nyhan. Touchstone. 352 pages. $14 (paper). Reading “All the President’s Spin” feels like having stumbled onto the secret manual revealing how a famous magician performs his seemingly impossible tricks. Only, this wizard isn’t coaxing …

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