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Josh fox the Oscar nominated maker of the documentary gas land is now being accused of censorship.
Gas land showed some disturbing images of citizens in Colorado and elsewhere lighting their tap water on fire.
A result according that the director is -- of the purpose of the film of fracking this is the kind of gas drilling that is opposed by environmentalists but another journalist discovered.
That there's an important fact left out of the movie any confronted the director at a public Q&A bachelor and the lawyers stepped in -- So what is Josh fox trying to hide -- Beautiful new drugs is development Bakalar good to see -- -- thanks for coming congratulations.
You always have to keep journalists like me honest and that's what -- out they're doing.
First of all let's just show once again we can talk over but -- -- show from the film.
Gasoline really the most dramatic part of that film was when.
He went into the house of somebody who claimed that because of the process of fracking.
What was happening is all these gases were coming up through the faucet so much so.
And as you can see he is holding -- -- have natural wider next to the faucet and boom.
-- it comes obviously this is really scary footage.
But what did you find out.
Oh it's it's it's the money shot it's it's it's it's frightening footage it's something that you should be concerned about if it was true.
But then I find out that people helping lighting their top water in America for decades.
And in that area -- the Colorado.
That water division said that was troubling among some meat thin.
In the aquifer as far back as 1976.
Some parts of America are built on coal when you dig a well -- -- well you get -- thin.
And since then has been a report this is -- -- -- this is not the gas comes with fracking there's two different -- -- And I thought I would go and ask -- spots have.
I went -- last on this -- he knew this.
But didn't put it in the documentary well let let us play let us play the the actual conversation you had -- Josh.
And you'll explain what happened later played a tape.
You're hitting ground water -- us.
Mostly what you don't -- -- let you want to start from.
Yeah he delivers water ball.
Not relevant -- the core of the of -- okay that's that's how he makes his point that fracking should be stopped.
Yeah I mean if you watched that you think all of that's quite obviously caused by -- but as it.
He needed jackets and -- and beat previous study says he knows that -- reports of people I think their top water.
That's far back as 1936.
Almost a full century before -- got underway I mean.
And even in areas whether it has never been any fracking.
People the gas comes into water well sometimes not surely OK for Josh fox not to include this in this documentary gas -- It's it's about journalism it's it's it's not good it's scare mongering.
The needs to be some truth about fracking and we need to look at the -- more that -- needs to get involved.
But we need good journalist -- -- and try because.
You felt I was -- get the truth out there to to get it out there have to put on the Internet what happened what did Josh fox.
Dude -- try to cover this confrontation up.
Well I put that little confrontation of them on the on -- and he got his lawyers attitude to get YouTube to yank the tape.
Because we concluded that the footage of head that he has a people -- the water we felt it was important that people saw what he was -- -- -- -- What he's saying that are -- so because he used that little bit of footage he said -- -- is copyright and YouTube pulled it hit.
It seems Josh fox doesn't like criticism he doesn't like journalism.
He says is a journalist but he doesn't like hard questions.
His not to reaction is to -- so we've set up a website and I called fight got slammed censorship dot com.
Where you can see the confrontation it's more difficult for to -- box to get -- people -- gonna find out the truth about.
About -- and doubts -- and -- get -- let's have a real debate over this issue you know coral -- 'cause I -- guys hang out and there does need to be a debate about it because we're not everything about fracking has not been salt.
It does use some pretty nasty chemicals in order to get through the rocket or get the drill bits and -- -- so there are some legitimate concerns correct.
Well this and there are concerns that every industrial process says America let's get all the facts out there but you're making an -- -- half.
Long documentary if you get a war -- nominated for an Oscar.
It's incumbent upon -- half to get all the details in there and if he knew that this problem existed before -- existence.
It's really not fair to the people who are frightened by these these pictures really not fair -- -- it it's totally irrelevant just fox.
That was not journalism -- found is not journalism unfortunately it seems to be -- mom with but maybe it's not me because fox is not there.
That's evidently at the judge stop bombing all the peoples -- -- and very quickly fell broadly you know the charges going to be made about you that you were -- -- -- the gas industry do you have any connection with a gas industry at all.
I don't even know who runs a factor fracking companies I've I've never met them IE -- I don't.
All I want to do was go along and I'm -- and and practice all fights in journalism I've gone without gore I I do that all sorts of people that's some difficult questions some hard questions.
That's ask hard questions of big environment the same way we ask hard questions of big business and big government got you it's called journalism it's great fun I -- -- difficult them.
-- -- they're good to see again thank you for being here appreciate coming up -- day.
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