Matt Damon & Arab Oil Team Up To Make Anti-Fracking Movie

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. pspr


    A new film starring Matt Damon presents American oil and natural gas producers as money-grubbing villains purportedly poisoning rural American towns. It is therefore of particular note that it is financed in part by the royal family of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.

    The creators of Promised Land have gone to absurd lengths to vilify oil and gas companies, as Scribe’s Michael Sandoval noted Wednesday. Since recent events have demonstrated the relative environmental soundness of hydraulic fracturing – a technique for extracting oil and gas from shale formations – Promised Land’s script has been altered to make doom-saying environmentalists the tools of oil companies attempting to discredit legitimate “fracking” concerns.

    While left-leaning Hollywood often targets supposed environmental evildoers, Promised Land was also produced “in association with” Image Media Abu Dhabi, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Media, according to the preview’s list of credits. A spokesperson with DDA Public Relations, which is running PR for the film, confirmed that AD Media is a financier. The company is wholly owned by the government of the UAE.
  2. Oh Lord, why? Is anyone going to be swayed, either way, by Matt Damon?
  3. JamesL


    Hockey Mom did it for me
  4. Maverick74


    Let's see if they give the profits of the film away to helping the environment or if they take the millions and pocket it for themselves.
  5. pspr


    What would Michael Moore do? :D

    The point of posting the story is that we have our competitors in the oil business creating documentaries to try and prevent us from using new technologies to develop our own resources.
  6. wildchild


    By Haliburton stock and get non-unionized people in Canada do the film editing so he could save a few bucks.

    "Michael Moore used some non-union crewmembers when union workers were available in the production of his latest film "Capitalism: A Love Story," a documentary that argues the capitalist system allows for greedy corporations to exploit working-class people."

    "Filmmaker Michael Moore has made a career out of trashing corporations and said he doesn't own any stocks due to moral principle.

    How then did author Peter Schweizer uncover IRS documents showing that Moore's very own foundation has bought stocks in some of America's largest corporations – including Halliburton, other defense contractors and some of the same companies he has attacked?"
  7. pspr


    Because he is a two faced liar? And, I say that literally.
  8. Crispy


    Ironic. This country was built on exploiting our vast natural resources. Now we have a viable way to reduce foreign energy independence down to a trickle and they want to pull up the ladder behind them.

    What does matt fucking damon care about a job(s) or cheap energy? Hes a fucking multi millionare...a true limosine liberal at its worst.
  9. pspr


    A couple wells that used fraking didn't put the well sheathing in properly and the fraking material got into the ground water. So, now the environmentalists are slamming all fraking operations as contaminating the ground water.

    It's a total bull shit argument. They just don't want America to succeed. Environmentalists only want things to be exactly like the days before white men settled America.