‘GasLand’ director Josh Fox tells Cenk, ‘This isn’t government, this is thuggery’
Cenk talks to “GasLand” director Josh Fox, who was arrested during a Congressional hearing while trying to film for the sequel to his documentary. Fox says, “This access used to be granted quite regularly when the Democrats ran the House. The video you see [of Fox being handcuffed] was shot by Congressional staffers — they’re all recording. The only person being threatened with arrest is me. This isn’t government, this is thuggery. They threw out John Boehner’s promise of transparency in Congress in handcuffs with me yesterday. They threw out the First Amendment and they threw out the Constitution. And now they’re paying for it. I was arrested because oil and gas exerts influence on Congress, and that is not democracy.”
For more about Fox’s arrest, see Cenk’s interview with Rep. Zoe Lofgren and reporter Zach Carter, who witnessed the event.