Greedy Lying Bastards Review - UK Guardian
Peter Bradshaw September 2013
Craig Scott Rosebraugh's vigorous, knockabout film is in the manner of that polemicist whose name provokes fury among the right and supporters of the Iraq war: Michael Moore. It is a splenetic, satiric attack on the formidable PR forces, spurious thinktanks and talking heads being mobilised in the US to attack the idea of man-made global warming. Rosebraugh sees them as ugly, partisan and abusive –and effectively replies in kind. They are funded by energy companies with deep pockets and use techniques similar to those which attacked people who said cigarettes cause cancer. The climate-change sceptics in America have one prominent supporter: Britain's Christopher Monckton, who cuts an eccentric figure here. Perhaps Nigel Lawson would be a more credible witness, but it is Monckton who really joins the media circus in the US. We call our House of Commons proceedings Punch and Judy: but the climate-change deniers on Fox News are Punch on steroids. It's a chilling and depressing picture.
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Micheal O'Sullivan March 2013
...Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) also is singled out for his obstructionist rhetoric, which includes repeatedly referring to global warming as a “hoax.” There are many, many other rogues — check out the sea of mug shots on the movie’s poster — but perhaps the most amusing of them is a guy named Lord Christopher Monckton. Despite — or perhaps because of — his cartoonishly bug-eyed physiognomy as much as his outlandish statements, Monckton is presented as a kind of poster child for irrational public policy. He’s still living down his 1987 proposal to quarantine AIDS patients...
Sean Fitz-Gerald March 2013
Craig Scott Rosebraugh didn’t pussyfoot around before the March 6 preem of his doc “Greedy Lying Bastards.”
Hopping on the Harmony Gold stage in Hollywood, the helmer identified climate change as a “startling reality” and prepped the aud with a brief intro of the “denialist” figures and orgs his doc disputes.
Exec producer Daryl Hannah added, “It’s really, really scary, and the fact that we’re just going along talking about Lindsay Lohan and not really dealing with this is just shocking.”
The One Earth Productions doc also pulls the veil back on the money behind the crisis’ debate, and details the doubt-casters, such as ExxonMobil and the Koch brothers, as well as their misleading tactics.
“These guys aren’t protecting the American public; they don’t have the best interest of the American public,” says Rosebraugh. “They’re a bunch of greedy lying bastards, so hell, let’s call ’em what they are.”
Greedy Lying Bastards Review - Washington Post
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