Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Gasland director admits hiding facts in his shale gas documentary

Josh Fox, the director of the "Gasland" documentary has admitted hiding facts that contradict his scaremongeering about shale gas exploration:

Josh Fox has responded to valid journalistic questions about his documentary Gasland by stifling the freedom of the press.
I travelled to Chicago for a Q&A where Fox admitted hiding facts from his documentary that contradicted his scaremongering about drilling for natural gas.
And Fox's response when we posted the video on YouTube - he got his lawyers to have YouTube pull it down.
That's right - he has tried to use lawyers to silence journalist from asking difficult questions and putting his answers to those questions on the Internet.
Fox's excuse is a breach of copyright. In a video that is 3:10 minutes long we used 26 seconds of Gasland only to show how Fox was being unethical and misleading. It is a classic case of "fair use" of someones work for the purpose of criticism and is totally legally allowed if not encouraged under fair use law.
But Fox does not want any criticism. He does not want any freedom of speech.

Watch the video now on Vimeo here

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