Undercover journalist James O’Keefe released his latest video featuring a sting operation to expose Hollywood environmentalists.
The video features an undercover journalist from Project Veritas posing as "Muhammad,” a member of a Middle Eastern oil family, offering $9 million in funding to American filmmakers to fund an anti-fracking movie. He was joined by a second undercover activist posing as an ad executive.
O’Keefe entraps actor Ed Begley Jr., actress Mariel Hemingway, and director Josh Tickell, who agree to the film while promising to hide the source of the funds.
The undercover activist tells the group that "if Washington, D.C., continues fracking, America will be energy-efficient, and then they won't need my oil anymore."
In a phone call to Tickell, the "ad executive" states, "My client's interest is to end American energy independence; your interest is to end fracking. And you guys understand that?"
Tickell's response: "Correct. Yes, super clear.”
The environmental team even submitted a video of Oscar-nominated actor Mark Ruffalo offering his unwavering support for the fictitious anti-fracking film project.
Tickell is a Sundance Film Festival Winner and the director of environmental message movies Fuel, The Big Fix, and PUMP.
Watch the full video below:
James O'Keefe Dupes Hollywood With Fake Anti-Fracking Film (external - login to view)