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Matt Damon called ‘liar’ by pro-fracking filmmaker
Politico ^ | 1/3/13 | PATRICK GAVIN

Posted on 01/03/2013 3:51:40 PM PST by Nachum

Fracking fans have a new target: Matt Damon.

“Promised Land,” the new Gus Van Sant film about the controversial technique that acquires natural gas through drilling and pressurized fluid, stars and was written by Damon and costar John Krasinski, opens nationally Friday.

Phelim McAleer is launching a one-man campaign to call Damon out about the film. McAleer directed the documentary FrackNation, along with his wife Ann McElhinney, and the film paints a more sympathetic portrayal of fracking and aims to dispel some of the misinformation that McAleer and McElhinney believe have dominated the debate over the procedure’s environmental and health impact.

(Also on POLITICO: Matt Damon: 'Game is rigged')

“This is classic propaganda,” McAleer told POLITICO. “It’s political from the beginning to the very end.” And that, according to McAleer, represents a large part of his problem with “Promised Land.”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: damon; filmmaker; liar; matt
Take Dat, Mawt Dwamon!
1 posted on 01/03/2013 3:51:44 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Damon’s co-writer was John Krasinski, a star of The Office sitcom.


2 posted on 01/03/2013 4:00:37 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Nachum

Democrats have never let the truth stand in the way of a good story (see: Michael Moore) but when a politically ambitious lefty half-wit can’t even get a `reach-around’ from the AP for his vanity piece, well Matthew, then you know you’ve got a problem.

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130103/entlife/701039978/


3 posted on 01/03/2013 4:06:52 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Nachum

Was this film funded by Saudis, or by the Qataris that bought Algore’s so-called network?


4 posted on 01/03/2013 4:09:18 PM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: Nachum
Oh for God's sake! Matt Damon makes his living (and a damn good one it is) pretending to be someone other than himself. .
His expertise in the fracking field is:
Zero. Zip. Nada. Nothing. His expertise in any field other than play acting is: Zero. Zip. Nada. Nothing. I rest my case.
5 posted on 01/03/2013 4:12:25 PM PST by Tupelo (Hunkered down & loading up)
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To: rfp1234
Was this film funded by Saudis, or by the Qataris that bought Algore’s so-called network?

Frack film's flim-flam

Snip: But now a more sinister possibility has emerged. “Promised Land” is being financed by New Image Abu Dhabi — a company fully owned by the government of the United Arab Emirates.

The UAE is a small Arab kingdom with a spotty record on freedom-of-speech issues — and whose economy is completely dependent on selling oil and gas.

6 posted on 01/03/2013 4:26:17 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: Nachum

“This is classic propaganda,”

Matt Damon lies for political reasons?!?!?!!

Say it ain’t so!!!!

Krasinski is funny but a full liberal Obot as well.


7 posted on 01/03/2013 4:28:00 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: MamaDearest
Damon’s co-writer was John Krasinski, a star of The Office sitcom.

I always hate it when I find out some actor or singer whose work I enjoy, turns out to be just another typical brain dead performer.

I mean, I expect it, but it still nags.

8 posted on 01/03/2013 4:28:08 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: Nachum
Bet you didn't see this on the national news ... "Fracking can be done safely in New York state: dept report ...
9 posted on 01/03/2013 4:30:24 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Tupelo

“The China Syndrome”, a 1979 film about a nuclear plant disaster, had as two of its stars, Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon, two notorious anti-nuke agitators. Coupled with the Three-Mile Island plant blow-up, this probably poisoned the American public against nuclear power production to the point of STOPPING all expansion of nuclear plants in the US for a generation.

“Promised Land” is an attempt to reiterate the rant against having too much capability for power generation available to US industry, and to power homes and farms.

True wealth comes from taking a plentiful natural resource, and extracting its value by turning it into a source of energy and as a raw material for the building of goods widely used in daily commerce, relatively inexpensively and with broad utility.

Some people just cannot stand prosperity, and especially so if somebody else gets a little more prosperous than they might be.

Matt Damon is a twit, no question, and a useful idiot for the propagandists to use in their drive to intimidate and oppress those who may show signs of ambition.


10 posted on 01/03/2013 4:32:57 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Nachum

Oh come on...Matt Damon must be an expert!!! He’s a Hollywood actor. They know everything.


11 posted on 01/03/2013 4:33:12 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Nachum

Join the club, fracking expert. Damon’s message in the movie is so heavy-handed and provably that reviewers at rottentomatoes.com are calling him out on it:

“an egregious plot twist late in the film only makes things worse, revealing the movie to be just as underhanded as the soulless corporations it’s taking to task.”

http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2013/jan/02/film-promised-land-manipulative-political-message/


12 posted on 01/03/2013 4:34:52 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Nachum

Join the club, fracking expert. Damon’s message in the movie is so heavy-handed and provably post-facto “goal-seeked” that reviewers at rottentomatoes.com are calling him out on it:

“an egregious plot twist late in the film only makes things worse, revealing the movie to be just as underhanded as the soulless corporations it’s taking to task.”

http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2013/jan/02/film-promised-land-manipulative-political-message/


13 posted on 01/03/2013 4:36:06 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Nachum

Phelim McAleer on his new film “FrackNation” on HLN
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr3PzEngq8g


14 posted on 01/03/2013 4:49:05 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Nachum
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15 posted on 01/03/2013 4:50:08 PM PST by FredZarguna (Funded by Arab oil money, so you know it's objective and altruistic.)
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To: alloysteel

“Coupled with the Three-Mile Island plant blow-up...”

The film is what shut down the industry. And turned the TMI release (where all the systems worked as intended to prevent a major disaster) into a “blow-up” in the public’s, and History’s, mind.

The same could happen with this film.

Is it too late to make 2012 predictions? I predict that as soon as the “assault” weapons ban is passed, there will be news of a “major” incident regarding fracking, and D.C. will jump on it as the next “crisis”.

BTW - I recall some article years ago talking about “over 498 spills at oil facilities on the North Slope of Alaska”. Reading other papers on the “spills” indicated that ANY and ALL spills were reported.

Later on I was on a project on some government land in the Lower 48 and a tablespoon of hydraulic fluid was spilled changing a hose. That was reported by the Govt. oversight guy, they were shut down for the rest of that day and the next so they could get “re-educated” on their “spill” response”. I am sure that made it into some bureaucratic tally of “spills” for that year.


16 posted on 01/03/2013 4:53:22 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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17 posted on 01/03/2013 5:22:00 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should post gun free zone signs on their property and persons.)
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To: Nachum

“What else could an Irishman ask for?”

A bit of truth would be a start.


18 posted on 01/03/2013 5:48:40 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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The boy is an idiot.


19 posted on 01/03/2013 6:32:57 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Nachum

Matt Damon is a fracking liar.


20 posted on 01/03/2013 6:35:48 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: eddie willers; BOBTHENAILER
"I always hate it when I find out some actor or singer whose work I enjoy, turns out to be just another typical brain dead performer."

So true! I regret having ever watched "The Office" when this guy is dumber than Dwight Schroot ever though about being!!!

Whataya mean "nags?" IT SUCKS CANAL WATER!!!

21 posted on 01/03/2013 6:46:32 PM PST by SierraWasp (Conservative, constitutional & capitalistic thinking is the last refuge from pussy liberal thought!!)
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To: Gene Eric

Maatt Damon! (F.A.G.)


22 posted on 01/03/2013 8:43:20 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: beaversmom
Oh come on...Matt Damon must be an expert!!! He’s a Hollywood actor. They know everything

I can recall Merril Streep testifying before congress about how deadly Alar was when applied to apples because she had played a farmers wife in a movie. (that was her claim to being an expert on Alar).

23 posted on 01/04/2013 4:47:34 AM PST by dearolddad
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