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Tag: "center for media democracy"


PR efforts in atrazine litigation

[ 0 ] February 27, 2012

From the Center for Legal Policy’s A year ago, a Madison County judge in the meritless atrazine litigation unsealed PR documents that showed, heaven forfend, that the defendants were exercising their First Amendment rights to defend themselves against false accusations. Now there’s evidence that, surprise, surprise, the plaintiffs are doing the same thing they […]


Demonizing Defendants

[ 0 ] February 20, 2012

From Belleville News Democrat via Madison/St. Clair Record: Madison County’s scientifically meritless, nearly 8-year-old atrazine lawsuit last made headlines in spring 2011 when the presiding judge backed the plaintiffs’ request to unseal arguably irrelevant internal documents of Syngenta, maker of the widely used weed killer. Those documents included a then 6-year-old memo from a Chicago […]


Frequently Asked Questions about the Center for Media & Democracy Claims Against Syngenta

[ 0 ] February 15, 2012

From Syngenta Crop Protection: Why did Syngenta try to keep its communications and public relations plans secret? It didn’t. Most of the documents posted by the Center for Media and Democracy on were originally filed with the Court under seal by plaintiffs’ counsel, not by Syngenta. Many of the documents posted were not originally […]


Commentary: Smear campaign against atrazine and Syngenta

[ 0 ] February 10, 2012

From editor Rich Keller via Ag Professional: The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) recently took a wild swing at Syngenta Crop Protection, and although AgProfessional doesn’t agree with the organization’s position, we feel it’s important to inform our readers that outrageous claims have been distributed to the mass media. We don’t even see the […]