As NewsBusters reported last week, Matt Damon is making an anti-fracking movie called "Promised Land."
On Fox News's The Five Monday, Greg Gutfeld took issue with this saying, "I think someone must have pumped sand and water through Damon’s head because he certainly exudes enough natural gas to power a small city" (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):
GREG GUTFELD: So Matt Damon is making an anti-fracking movie. Yay! John Krasinksi will star, no doubt also an expert on this cruel practice that extracts natural gas. Boy, I hope he makes goofy faces like he does on “The Office.” Adorable.
But like every film these days it's just a remake. In the spirit of destroying an industry it harkens back to “The China Syndrome,” that shrill antinuke screed from the ’70s. If you think culture doesn't shape politics, remember that nuclear power is still recovering from that celebrity-driven smear. Which means you can blame Hollywood for our dependence on oil right now.
So why hate fracking? Isn't it just a horizontal windmill shattering rocks instead of birds? Well, the greenies hate it because it works. Yeah, a funny thing happened on the way to Solyndra: fracking put us toward a path towards energy independence making the green efforts look kind of silly.
And Matt knows we can't have that. Then America wouldn't be the bad guy anymore. This one fact alone would eliminate the only major villain in today's movies. True, with drilling there can be environmental side effects. But there are environmental side effects to everything, including film making. Research has shown that the film industry pollutes like mad thanks to the idling trucks, special effects and set construction. But that’s Hollywood, so never mind.
Anyway, I think someone must have pumped sand and water through Damon’s head because he certainly exudes enough natural gas to power a small city.