anti-fracking http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21250/all en ‘The Mentalist’ Relies on Misleading Anti-Fracking Propaganda http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/mentalist-relies-misleading-anti-fracking-propaganda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CBS crime drama revolves around corrupt natural gas company, uses gimmick of flammable water. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Natural gas companies are guilty, whether or not they actually committed a crime, at least, when it comes Hollywood plotlines.</p><p dir="ltr">The March 16 episode of CBS’ “The Mentalist,” with the provocative title “Grey Water” focused on the murder of an anti-fracking activist and featured a natural gas drilling company as prime suspect through the episode. While the company was eventually cleared of the murder, “The Mentalist” still relied on hackneyed clichés about the natural gas industry, portraying it as corrupt and responsible for flammable water.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/mentalist-relies-misleading-anti-fracking-propaganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Environment Media anti-fracking cbs Corruption crime drama fiction flaming water flammable water Fracking gas companies hydraulic fracturing methane natural gas the mentalist TV shows Tue, 18 Mar 2014 15:58:42 +0000 julia.seymour 45782 at http://mrc.org ‘Promised Land’ Continues Hollywood Anti-Fracking Campaign http://mrc.org/articles/promised-land-continues-hollywood-anti-fracking-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Damon claims he wants to start conversation, but movie depicts gas company employees as liars. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Even with its plot twist, Matt Damon’s “Promised Land” is more of the same Hollywood anti-fracking propaganda we’ve seen before. And it isn’t even great propaganda. It made only a little more than <a href="http://boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/">$4 million</a> its opening weekend, putting it at number ten in the weekend totals, right behind “The Guilt Trip,” according to Box Office Mojo.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/promised-land-continues-hollywood-anti-fracking-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Economy Energy Environment anti-fracking bribes Deception Dimock Dustin Noble energy Environmentalism film Fracking frank yates hollywood horizontal drilling hydraulic fracturing john kradinski Liar Matt Damon movie movie reviwe natural gas Promised Land scorch the earth steve butler Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:25:55 +0000 julia.seymour 42182 at http://mrc.org TNT’s ‘Dallas’ Rivalry: Evil Oil vs. Alternative Energy http://mrc.org/articles/tnts-dallas-rivalry-evil-oil-vs-alternative-energy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New Generation of Ewings pits wildcatter John Ross against ‘alternatives are the future’ Christopher. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/lauren-thompson">Lauren Thompson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Since the original “Dallas” debuted in 1978, times have changed. Texas has prospered but the liberal agenda against big oil stayed the same. TNT’s “Dallas” remake introduced the Ewing family feud with a twist, and the rest of the season is set for a showdown: Alternative energy against drilling for oil.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/tnts-dallas-rivalry-evil-oil-vs-alternative-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Business Energy Media Alternative energy anti-fracking anti-oil Bobby Ewing dallas drama drilling Fracking gas hollywood J.R. Ewing oil oil industry Texas TNT Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:30:49 +0000 julia.seymour 40416 at http://mrc.org TNT’s ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Demonizes Fracking http://mrc.org/articles/tnts-rizzoli-isles-demonizes-fracking <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In ‘Dirty Little Secrets’ episode, murderous villain kills to cover up his ‘illegal’ drilling for natural gas. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-robbins">Scott Robbins</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The new villain, same as the old villain, but with a twist.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/tnts-rizzoli-isles-demonizes-fracking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Environment Media anti-business anti-fracking drilling Environmentalism gas hollywood natural gas oil rizzoli & isles rizzoli and isles TNT TV drama villain Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:05:37 +0000 julia.seymour 40409 at http://mrc.org