We learned from Wonkette in June how desperate FrackNation is for an audience. Make a one minute video and you can win an iPad.
Tipster ‘NotThatDewey’ has apparently landed himself on a heck of an email list, and now the down home, grassroots folks of
the American Petroleum InstituteEnergyCitizens.org would like him (and you!) to put together a one-minute video showing the positive wonderful and totally orgasmic benefits of fracking! Does fracking increase your girth for her pleasure? PROBABLY. Will it help you lose weight? HELL YEAH. Does it add that special frisson of excitement from not knowing when Ohio will get its next fracking-induced earthquake? Oh, indubitably!
Their YouTube video announcing this contest has a whopping 680 views. THUD.
Half-truths are the weapons most used by the fracking industry. They usually have just a smattering of the truth mixed in with their whoppers. The fracking industry’s Joe Camel types tell outright lies–BIG ONES. But Phelim McAleer aka Phlegm McClear, a carpetbagger from Ireland, who came to the U.S. and made a fracking mocumentary he calls FrackNation, has crossed a line. This should give you a hint about the quality of FrackNation.
In an attempt to draw an audience to his mocumentary, Phlegm wrote a NY Post “op-ed” attacking Matt Damon’s new movie, Promised Land. It’s full of the typical industry PR-BS. But he makes a statement that is not only an outright lie but is libelous, injurious and likely actionable.
Among all the other utter bullcrap he wrote, was this:
There was Wolf Eagle Environmental Engineers in Texas, a group that produced a frightening video of a flaming house water pipe and claimed a gas company had polluted the water. But a judge just found that the tape was an outright fraud — Wolf Eagle connected the house gas pipe to a hose and lit the water.
If you click the link to the Star-Telegram article provided by McAleer in his screed, you will see that the judge actually said:
In his order, Loftin expressed concern that Lipsky, “under the advice or direction” of Rich, attached a hose to the water well’s gas vent — not to a water line — and then lit the gas from the hose’s nozzle.
Never mind the alarming fact that your water well should NEVER be venting enough gas to turn a hose into a flamethrower, but that ruling by the judge says nothing about connecting the hose to the house gas pipe.
In addition, as Brantley Hardgrove reported from reading court documents:
Loftin concluded that a jury might agree. “This demonstration was not done for scientific study but to provide local and national news media with a deceptive video, calculated to alarm the public into believing the water was burning,” Loftin wrote. Lipsky, he reasoned, could not set his water on fire, as he so often claimed. The judge believed Lipsky attached the green garden hose to the gas vent to intentionally “alarm the EPA.”
His order disregarded the photo filed in evidence of a well service tech flaring both gas and water from Lipsky’s well.
Even Range’s own expert, petroleum engineer McBeath, said in his testimony that the water well company had attached the hose to burn the gas off further from the wellhead. The purpose was to avoid an accidental fire, not to conspire against Range. After all, the EPA hadn’t based its order on a video. The agency’s investigators had seen it all for themselves.
This is a clear example of how desperate the fracking mafia and all their minions are.
McAleer has a partner named Ann. According to an article by Josh Glasstetter, “she is very upset about dumb, lying environmentalists and very excited about fracking, which is a miraculous gift from God.”
In the FrackNation world, God gets the credit for fracking and not the American tax payer funded Mitchell Energy.
Glasstetter sums up Ann’s speech to CPAC:
The thesis of McElhinney’s manic, meandering speech is that fracking is the best thing to ever happen to us, but it could be squandered by ignorant and dumb people who have been tricked into opposing it by scheming, dishonest environmentalists who agree with Vladimir Putin and secretly hate the Bald Eagle.
She also says our drinking water has always been flammable. Who knew? All this time we could have been lighting our tap water instead of using that “clean burning” gas.
P.S. According to a survey conducted by Pace University in 2004, the Post was rated the least-credible major news outlet in New York, and the only news outlet to receive more responses calling it “not credible” than credible (44% not credible to 39% credible).