And honest businesses have the right not to be maliciously maligned.
The House Science subcommittee hearing on water contamination in Pavillion, Wyo., took an unusual turn this morning when filmmaker and drilling opponent Josh Fox was handcuffed and led away by Capitol Police.
Fox, whose “Gasland” documentary on HBO was nominated for an Academy Award, is working on a sequel.
Fox entered the hearing room in the Rayburn House Office Building this morning. A videographer was blocked from entering, but Fox tried nonetheless to set up equipment. Before the hearing could start, he was handcuffed and led out by uniformed officers, yelling in protest.
“This is a public hearing!” Fox shouted. “I’m being denied my First Amendment rights!”…
The scene reminds us of something out of Dirty Harry.