The Insufferable Josh Fox Loses It on BBC Radio - Tom Shepstone ReportsTom Shepstone
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Josh Fox, the most arrogant and insufferable of all fractivists, completely lost it on BBC radio today, trying to motormouth over the interviewer.

Josh Fox was on BBC Radio earlier this week and made a complete ass of himself. He was totally insufferable. He talked rapidly and tried to overwhelm the BBC interviewer, Sarah Montague. He revealed his frustration there’s anyone in the world who could possibly disagree with him. He treated Montague as if she had no right to ask questions that might interrupt his diatribe. It was a mess and Fox’s sigh at the end was priceless. The Brits just got a big dose of reality on the joker we know as Josh Fox.

There’s not much more I need to do here than to let Josh Fox speak for himself. He’s most definitely his own worst enemy in this interview, which starts at 2:21:58 in this radio show (only available for 29 more days):

I’m no fan of the BBC but Sarah Montague is a professional. She calmly tried to interrupt the torrent of nonsense Fox was spewing to ask very simple questions. She kept coming back to them and refused to be deflected.

Josh Fox

Sarah Montague

Fox offered absolutely nothing other than the same old long ago refuted talking points. He had nothing new. He resorted to calling Lisa Jackson, the first Obama Administration EPA Administrator a liar. He claimed flaming faucets were always due to fracking (he backtracked later). He claimed it’s impossible to drill an oil and gas well that doesn’t leak. He was exasperated by the simplest of questions and the audacity of the interviewer in posing them. He protested at one point there was no need to re-litigate the question of drinking water contamination.

It was, in a word, horrible. The ending, when Montague tells Fox his time is up is a beautiful thing. Fox sighs like the spoiled child he is, no doubt maddened by the fact he couldn’t go deeper into the recent UK approval of drilling in Lancashire. He apparently has words with her, as well. He can be heard in the background mouthing something as the next host explains away the background noise by noting “our gentleman is just going.”

That about sums it up, doesn’t it? Josh Fox is just going. His 15 minutes of fame were up a while ago but he’s hung around trying to revive the glory days, trying to attach himself to whatever stories are out there (Lancashire, Dakota Access Pipeline, etc.). The gig is over, though. Sarah Montague revealed him as the babbling idiot he is by asking a few pointed questions. Bully for her.

Josh Fox

Josh Fox channels Andy Warhol

Hat Tip: Nick Grealy

Update: Josh Fox, looking, for all the world, like he’s about to cry after his disastrous BBC interview, went on video to prove everything you might have suspected after Sarah Montague dared to challenge him. What an insolent little brat! Go somewhere and have that little cry, Josh, and leave the rest of us alone. There’s a whole lot of farmers and other landowners in our area who have real reasons to cry for what you did to them but they’re not doing interviews to shed tears for themselves. They’re standing up and fighting like real men and women

Update II: Well, that didn’t take long! Less than 8 hours after several of us pointed out what a crybaby Josh Fox was for calling a tame BBC interview a “sneak attack,” the whining little snit took it down or had it taken down. David Fenton must have called and told him it didn’t look good. As one of my friends over at Energy In Depth noted “If you don’t give Fox a softball interview, he loses it.” We observed this once before, of course, when he was challenged on his background story and it completely collapsed. Then, there was this.

Update III: Well, Fox decided to do a new version of his crybaby video for Facebook. It’s the same whiny claptrap as before with less obvious tears about to fall. It’s another selfie type video with Fox’s face so close you want to say “step back man,” revealing a lot about the conceited nature of this phony third-rate filmmaker trying to ride the wave of his cause as a way back of the obscurity to which he’s rapidly descending.

I wonder how the folks in Bristol will receive this joker. My family originally came from near there (a tiny place called Rowberrow). They were sheep herders and lime-burners; the sort of very ordinary people for whose economic needs Fox and his wealthy foundation friends have nothing but contempt.

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13 thoughts on “The Insufferable Josh Fox Loses It on BBC Radio

  1. Mommy she took my bubble gum waaaaaah
    Josh Fox is a liar who pushes 800 studies bought and paid for by anti drilling zealots that say water is contaminated by fracking. What lying Josh Fox omits about those studies is they were written and edited by anti drilling zealots pretending to be scientists


    The insufferable Josh Fox has been in the limelight for some time now and he doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon. He has followed up some tweets about how anyone who isn’t against fracking and of course natural gas is now officially a climate change denier with an opinion in the guardian .

    He is out promoting his new movie and then also has the support for his climate revolution from those like this group called Ourrevolution which by the way is a 401c4 so active right now in politics.

    And a lot of people are snoozing through some of what is transpiring in the antifracking pipeline resistance scene including reporters. Just because reporters have been covering this scene and the movement for years it does not equate that they have put the pieces together and accurately described what has been happening and is happening with this antifracking pipeline resistance movement.

    Hopefully some reporters wake up soon. Are you contacting any?

  3. This is an exact copy of the letter I sent to the interviewer on the BBC network

    I am from NY. I listened to your interview with Josh Fox on fracking and just want to say that he is a liar. I am also one of 14 farmers who traveled 6 hours from my farm to NYC and pre paid for a ticket to his Gasland II Premire. I along with the other 13 farmers were denied access to the Tribeca Theater by Josh Fox’s troop because he did not want the audience to hear what we had to say. Josh Fox said in your interview there were over 800 peer reviewed papers on fracking contamination. He forgot to mention the papers were paid for and or written by anti gas fractivists. Despite a temporary ban on fracking in NY over 30 other states are doing so saving 300 million Americans from the grip of opec. Fuel prices have dropped from an average of $3.50 per gallon of gas to $2.oo a gallon in the USA. Home heating prices have dramaticly declined by about 30 percent and I went from paying $5.40 a gallon for propane to $1.50 all due to safe natural gas drilling of which fracking is only a part.

    Victor Furman

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    Here is a fascinating statement by the ubiquitous and also insufferable , intolerant bill mckibben. It appears to be at the intersection of the nascent police state/ pipeline resistance scene and also who or what “journalism ” is these days.

    Interesting stuff.

    Now if you want some attention from the media you either have to be the media it seems or get arrested doing something. Interesting times.

  6. Please see excerpt below explaining Methane presence in Marcellus PA shale region
    Goodwin, R.W. “COMMENTARY: EPA and Peer Review Science – Environmental Evaluation Hydraulic Fracturing [Part II]”; Oil Pro, Sept. 14, 2016
    A review [analysis and evaluation] of regulatory and governmental scientific peer reviews shows that Hydraulic Fracturing [HF[ does not pose an environmental and/or health threat – when practiced according to sound engineering principles.

    “The reason gas is found so often in water wells in some areas is because methane not only forms at depth naturally, owing to high-temperature maturation of organic matter, but also at shallow depths through bacterial processes. Both these thermogenic and biogenic gas types can migrate through faults upward from deep formations or laterally from environments such as swamps (swamp gas) or glacial till (drift gas). In addition, gas can derive from anthropogenic sources such as gas storage fields, coal mines, landfills, gas pipelines, and abandoned gas wells. In fact, ~350,000 oil and gas wells have been drilled in Pennsylvania, and the locations of ~100,000 of these are unknown. Thus, it is not surprising that gas problems have occurred in Pennsylvania long before the Marcellus development. Pennsylvania is not the only state facing this problem because about ~60,000 documented orphaned wells and potentially more than 90,000 undocumented orphaned wells in the United States have not been adequately plugged and could act as vertical conduits for gas..”

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