Walter Hang, often described as an “activist,” is, in fact, on the Rockefeller payroll with a mission to fight fracking with exaggeration. He’s good at it.
The Rockefeller family’s upstate community organizer for its anti-fracking campaign, Walter Hang – the $2 million man – is at it yet again, spinning and twisting the truth to fit the family agenda. He recently circulated an e-mail to his supporters regarding a recent audit conducted by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office of the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC). The subject of the e-mail?
New Pipeline Safety Oversight Audit by State Comptroller Confirms Widespread Natural Gas Hazards Documented in Toxics Targeting’s Compilation of 114 Pipeline Explosions, Fires, Ruptures and Toxic Releases
That’s not even close but Tom Wilber of the Binghamton Press, who must be on Walter’s list-serve, thought it was newsworthy, of course, and did his best to spread the word and magnify Walter’s message. This is how fractivist news is made; with boatloads of money, exaggeration and the co-opting of an empathetic press.