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There are many reasons why individuals become embroiled in corporate corruption activities - from political zealotry to over-enthusiastic activism; from gullibility to greed.
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A far right-wing newspaper columnist with the New York Daily News, who faithfully repeated tobacco industry propaganda, and saw himself as the proud champion of human rights to smoke. Bugger anyone nearby who didn't like it!
1994: He is prominent among the furthest of the far-right-wing 'foamers' of the national media in this media contact list for Philip Morris. His contact at PM was scientific disinformation executive, Ellen Merlo.
1994 Apr 1: "Government smoke and mirrors put rights in the ash heap"
He wrote a vitirolic attack on Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor under the Clinton Administraition. Published in the Daily News.
1995 Oct: New York Daily News columnist: "Favourable and Fair" columnists for Philip Morris.
1997 July 4: Daily News column "Flames of revolt" promotes the idea of the smokers of New York banding together to vote Peter Vallone, Mayor Giuliani and other members of the City Council out over their anti-smoking regulations.
1998 March: He is writing
"The only dangers second-hand smoke exposes us to are Nicotine Nazis and junk science. This deadly combination in restraint of truth had turned restaurants into battlefields, work places into gulags and ballparks into Sara Beth Kitchens"