Liberal Media Praise ‘Timely’ Anti-Pipeline Film About Standing Rock

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April 24th, 2017 4:50 PM
Left-wing filmmaker Josh Fox launched his latest film, Awake, a Dream from Standing Rock, online April 22 — after it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Predictably, liberal media including Reuters, The Washington Post and The Hollywood Reporter heralded the movie and ignored inaccuracies of his earlier, biased documentaries attacking the oil and gas industry. The film was called…

Denver Post: 95% of ‘Flammable’ Water Is Natural, Not From ‘Fracking’

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July 12th, 2016 4:24 PM
Flaming tap water made for compelling imagery and anti-fracking activists and news media used it to make drilling for natural gas look dangerous. But a new study reported by the Denver Post further undermined such claims.

Filmmaker: Anti-Fracking Lawyer Admits No 'Proof’ of Toxins in Water

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February 24th, 2016 4:22 PM
The tiny northern Pennsylvania town of Dimock has been the site of a battle over natural gas drilling for several years. Some residents claimed the drilling contaminated their water, and they sued Cabot Oil & Gas in a battle that gained national news attention. Test after test failed to find fracking contaminants in the water, something the lawyer for those Dimock residents just admitted in…

Conservative Filmmaker Challenges Anti-Fracking Short with 'GasHoax'

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October 1st, 2015 8:05 AM
Conservative filmmaker Phelim McAleer has a new film challenging Josh Fox and his claims about hydraulic fracturing. McAleer’s GasHoax will be released on October 1, the same day as Fox’s latest short film, GasWork, will be aired on MSNBC. The head-to-head match up is intentional. McAleer said GasWork is “a zero credibility film because it comes from filmmaker Josh Fox who has…
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Varney Strikes Back, Highlights Anti-Fracking Flaws

June 10th, 2015 4:31 PM
Don’t falsely accuse people who host their own TV shows. Anti-fracking activist and filmmaker Josh Fox was kicked off Varney & Co. Monday, June 8 after he accused host Stuart Varney of lying. Fox, the producer and director of the factually-challenged Gasland documentaries, criticized Varney’s opposition to fracking. Fox was the target of today’s Varney…
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'The Simpsons' Targets Evil Fracking

November 3rd, 2014 4:39 PM
Watch out, because greedy businessmen might start fracking under your neighborhood, making your drinking water flammable and causing earthquakes. The popular, animated satire “The Simpsons” made fun of hydraulic fracturing on its November 2 episode. More commonly called fracking, hydraulic fracturing is a process used to extract natural gas from shale buried deep underground. However…

Slate Rehashes Fallacious 'Flaming Faucet' Fixation

July 24th, 2013 1:20 PM
Yesterday, Slate promoted to their front page a July 19 article promising a look at “what fracking really looks like.”  David Rosenberg's piece about the photos taken by New York-based documentary photographer Nina Berman seems to rehash the frivolous narrative that fracking will turn your bathroom into the devil's water closet, complete with fountains of flame!…

Gasland Part II: Same Misleading Images, New Conspiracy Theory

July 10th, 2013 4:39 PM
Director and provocateur Josh Fox is confident “There is no safe drilling” and has made two of what The New York Times called “muckraking documentaries” crusading against the practice of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” His movies are powerful propaganda rife with misleading or inaccurate claims and leave little to no room for the other side. “…

Niall Ferguson Smacks Down Bill Maher’s Claim Fracking Supporters De

June 15th, 2013 12:35 PM
HBO’s Bill Maher once again made a fool of himself on national television Friday. After making the truly absurd comment during a discussion about hydraulic fracturing, "How anyone with children defends contaminated water I’ll never know,” the Real Time host was thoroughly smacked down by economist Niall Ferguson (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary…

‘FrackNation’ Documentary Exposes Shoddy, Anti-science Journalism

January 22nd, 2013 6:15 PM
Explosions and fires are a common feature of today’s fictional movies as heroes dodge bullets and conflagrations in pursuit of justice. That might explain why opponents of hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) have decided to dramatize their case against scientific progress by lighting water on fire and then falsely blaming fracking for the blaze. Thanks to a new film called FrackNation (…

ABC, NBC Mostly Ignore Fracking; CBS Airs 6 Times More Negative Storie

July 27th, 2012 9:24 AM
Contaminated water, health problems, and now … earthquakes? Fracking, a way to get natural gas out of layers deep within the earth, has been blamed for it all and the liberal news media have been consistently against the method, rarely showing supporters or mentioning any upside of the process. Hydraulic fracturing, more commonly known as fracking, is a technique used to get natural…