UPDATE: some statistics on this from Investor’s Business Daily.
What would you think if you were reading a new research result, written by people who all had advanced academic degrees in the relevant fields, that claimed that smoking cigarettes had no correlation with cancer?
You would almost certainly discount that report, given all the other information you have acquired about smoking’s effects.
Now what if you also learned that the new report was written by a group funded by R J Reynolds, the large tobacco company? Further, it comes out that nearly all of the people who contributed to the report smoked. Now what would you think?
Obviously, you would not only discount whatever you heard from the group, but you would be suspicious that whatever they told you was the exact opposite of the truth. Right?
UPDATE: Something happened to the original, which is still linked below (the second one). But somebody else has posted the same video, at another link. Thanks to John for the heads up..
“Too embarrassed to stand up“? Good grief!