Skip to comments.James O’Keefe Documents Extremely Hypocritical Hollywood Team Happily Willing To Undermine U.S.Energ
Posted on 05/20/2014 10:06:47 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
CANNES In a blockbuster new video, Project Veritas has exposed the truth about the dark funding behind Hollywoods anti-fracking messaging machine.
New York Times Bestselling Author and Project Veritas founder and president James OKeefe debuted the latest investigation at a premiere in Cannes, France on Wednesday.
In the investigation, an undercover journalist from Project Veritas posed as a member of a Middle Eastern oil dynasty and offered $9 million in funding to American filmmakers to fund an anti-fracking movie.
In video from a meeting with Ed Begley Jr., Mariel Hemingway and Josh Tickell, a Project Veritas investigator disguised as Muhammed offered $9 million for an anti-fracking film. Muhammad clearly states: If Washington DC continues fracking, America will be energy efficient, and then they wont need my oil anymore.
In the same conversation, Begley and Hemingway accept the funding and agree to hide the source of funds for the anti-fracking movie. Hemingway agreeing that those who will know the source of the funding are only at this table.
Ed Begley Jr. is an outspoken environmental activist and current Governor on the board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science (the organization that brings us the OSCARS every year.)
Mariel Hemingway is a Golden Globe- and Oscar-nominated actress.
Josh Tickell is a Sundance Film Festival Winner and the director of environmental message movies Fuel, The Big Fix and PUMP.
Team Begley even submitted a video of Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo offering his unwavering support for the fictitious anti-fracking film project.
The meeting came about after a series of discussions with Josh and Rebecca Tickell. A Project Veritas journalist posed as an ad executive seeking to broker a deal for his client (Muhammed) to fund an American-made anti-fracking film.
In a phone call to Tickell, the ad executive states: My clients interest is to end American energy independence; your interest is to end fracking. And you guys understand that?
Tickells response: Correct. Yes, super clear.
Tickell makes it clear on the tape that revealing the source of funding for an activist film can undermine its credibility. Tickell notes that the movie Promised Land undermined its own message because it was labeled as being funded by Image Nation Abu Dhabi. His advice: So rather than putting that [the source of funding] up front, dont mention that.
In a follow-up call with Josh and Rebecca Tickell, Rebecca Tickell assures our investigator: We would never tell about where the funding is coming from. That would be really awkward for us.
Josh Tickell: Were confident that we can keep this zip locked, you know tight, air-tight forever. If we dont protect who is kind of funding this thing, if we have to disclose that or that becomes a necessary part of it, the whole enterprise will not work.
Project Veritas founder and president James OKeefe stated Wednesday:
This latest investigation shows the dark side of Hollywoods environmental movement. Hollywood is willing to take and conceal money from Middle Eastern oil interests in order to advance their cause of destroying American energy independence.
The raw video can be found at http://Youtube.com/VeritasVisuals
What else would one expect from a bunch of whores?
I watched the video. The Hollywood couple’s arrogance is disturbing.
Not much shocking here. Most folks with an actual thought process knows these asshats are rich beyond their wildest dreams and yet they decry and denigrate what made them uber rich. Useless P’sOS.
State of Fear. Michael Chrichton. It’s real. No one would listen.
O’Keefe is awesome!
ping for later
I’ve long suspected that the Sierra Club, WWF, and other tree huggers get a significant amount of funding, one way or another, from the Mid-East oil sheiks, OPEC, etc.
Hollywood and the left wing have been working hand in glove to destroy this country since before John Wayne died. Doesn’t surprise me just surprised that it took so long to become public. MSM will sweep it under the rug like everything else that makes the left appear to be what it actually is. Commie to the core, except for a few right wing exceptions. Nothing to see here, old news.
roger that. get ‘em Jimmy.
Basically, you could offer the top one hundred Hollywood players $40 million to make a project on anything...even a anti-bootleg whiskey documentary, and they’d step up to the plate and deliver. The name of the game is capital...who’s got capital to spend and who desire capital to pay for an overpriced Hollywood house and four servants to make it functional.
collect names , make lists
Incidents like the ones above are *not* accidents, faux pas or indiscretion. That is genuine fealty shown to the one who paid the bills.
Ooops! I forgot to add to that last post, Norm:
100% agree on Chrichton’s book.
If you want to see just how true it is, just look at the Wiki article on it.
They twist and turn every which way to pretend that it’s bogus - meaning of course, that it’s spot on the money!
Josh Tickell (@JoshTickell) tweeted at 10:08pm - 11 May 14:
We’ve often been asked if people retaliate against us for the types of films we make. We just found out it may be about to happen... (https://twitter.com/JoshTickell/status/465689826981720064)
Jeff (@SenseOffense) tweeted at 11:40pm - 20 May 14:
.@JoshTickell No, we just retaliate against limousine liberal HYPOCRITES! (https://twitter.com/SenseOffense/status/468974519458488321)
Debbie (@debbieebb) tweeted at 11:41pm - 20 May 14:
@JoshTickell @eriContrarian That’s what happens when you lie. What you and Hollywood know about fracking could fit in a fleas anus. (https://twitter.com/debbieebb/status/468974966797774848)
Jeff (@SenseOffense) tweeted at 11:42pm - 20 May 14:
.@You bitches were caught red-handed. All you care about is money. Feeding on the weak-minded among us. #ForShame (https://twitter.com/SenseOffense/status/468975119625621504)
S.M (@redsteeze) tweeted at 11:43pm - 20 May 14:
.@JoshTickell Nobody gives a shit about your films.. Your funding however is about to be splashed all over the internet. Have fun tomorrow (https://twitter.com/redsteeze/status/468975419405135872)
Dude looks like he’s short some change or got short changed.
A pox on all of their houses forever. Hemmingway was out trying to deflect this. These people are lower than dog$hit to me.
O’Keefe has done a very good job. I hope he has his ducks in order, he just kicked the hornet’s nest.
Woodey Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway and Ed Begley are consulting their high priced lawyers right about now.
Maybe he should put on a uniform and see what it feels like to be disrespected for protecting this country! If he thinks oil is the only reason for war he is an idiot.
Very important video. BTTT.
I can’t believe I actually bought that Begley was genuine practicing environmentalist. Should have known better to believe a liberal would be honest.
ROFLMAO!!! That is soooo awesome!!!
I’m a bit relieved knowing Hollywood doesn’t believe the crap it preaches.
Hope James has some very, very serious security.
Woody's probably too stoned to care.....
These people are just slimey.
Wow. This is way bigger than the Acorn pimp video. It definitely exposes the great environmental lie.
They need to be hung!
I hope Rush puts this revelation in his cross hairs tomorrow. As Americans are feeling the pain of $4/gallon gas, this travesty will put these greenies front and center as enemies of the republic.
Michael Crichton talk on global warming:
“it would be essentially housed inside of a group of nonprofits and fairly high-profile people who already in the movement...so for all intents and purposes anyone looking from the outside at this will see all these people involved...and will be like, oh, well we can see where the funding came from...they will make the assumption, we will not offer it.”
oh my goodness. I wonder how many ‘causes’ this could apply to? the words just roll of Ticknell’s tongue like he’s said this a dozen times or more
These Hollywood liberals would trade 3000 American lives as long as they got their money.
Perhaps not entirely on point, but I’m deeply saddened (remember a guy named Daschle who made that locution a mantra?) to learn that Marielle Hemingway - actress and granddaughter of Earnest Hemingway - is involved in this, because she was so easy on the eyes when she was younger, and she doesn’t look so bad now.
Un-American Hustle, now playing!
No surprises here.
I was at an event on Sunday and watched a girl with a T-shirt that said “Tree Hugger” walk right past an empty paper cup and aluminum can laying on the ground. My wife picked them up and threw them in the trash.
They are all full of crap!
Great work by Project Veritas, but sadly, the MSM will ignore it.
Worse, they will make O’Keefe out to be the villain.
It's all "biodiesel"
Petroleum is the most organic, "green" fuel there is. That's why God gave it to us.