How far will corporations go to silence whistleblowers?
This video is from the documentary The Corporation which examines modern-day corporations, featuring interviews with corporate critics such as Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein and Howard Zinn.
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Steve Wilson and Jane Akre were working on a series talking about health concerns related to Monsanto’s growth hormone.
The growth hormone did not comply with safety requirements as highlighted by Canada health.
Mysteriously that conclusion was deleted from the final published version of Monsanto’s report.
Days before the series was to begin they received a fax from one of Monsanto’s high-priced lawyers in New York, saying there will be consequences for Fox News if they proceed with the story.
Scared that they were going to get sued, the general manager tried to bribe Steve and Jane, asking them not to proceed with the story and not to discuss it with anyone.
They refused and got FIRED!