Talk:Consumers' Research

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anti-communist stance[edit]

"It's magazine increasingly took an anti-communist stance, and is today closely aligned with conservative politics. It has been accused of publishing favorable reports about the tobacco industry funded by that industry."

It's difficult to determine in the context whether this quote is intended to apply to Consumer's Union or Consumer Research. Which is it?

Also, "It's" should be "Its". 20:56, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

Sitewatch article continues to be deleted[edit]

I added back:

Trav (talk) 16:46, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Magazine title & its rating system[edit]

When I was young the rivalry between the Consumers Union and their old bosses at Consumers' Research was still pretty hot. However, even if the name of CR's magazine was technically Consumers' Research Bulletin, I remember it being marketed as simply Consumer Bulletin. Is this really correct? Also, I think that their rating categories of "A" "B" and "C" should be mentioned and contrasted with Consumer Reports contemporary "Check-rated", "Acceptable" and "Not Acceptable". (talk) 14:42, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Hello, I work for Consumer Reports and added a lot of the information to this article. Thanks for what you did recently. I learned about Consumers' Research in the books I cited when I was reading about my own organization, but I do not think I have other sources at hand. Whatever I wrote here is from the sources cited or labeled "citation needed", and if more information is added, it is supposed to be followed with a citation to some published source. I do not have a source which talks about the Bulletin or even about their ratings system. I am not even sure if I have a source about Consumer Reports' rating system.
I cannot say whether anything here is correct because I know very little about this organization and had trouble finding any records about it. I am surprised to hear that the rivalry between the two organizations was ever very hot; I had the idea that Consumers' Research mostly folded after the split in the 1930s, but that could be just because I have not found any documents talking about their work. I live in New York and searched the New York Public Library for papers and articles and do not recall finding anything, and am not aware of any historical review of the organization.
I appreciate your coming to this article. I find the history of these organizations fascinating and I wish it could be recorded well on Wikipedia before it is all lost and forgotten. Blue Rasberry (talk) 22:01, 23 November 2014 (UTC)