Stuart Varney And Josh Fox Debate EPA Fracking Study In Epic Way (Watch)
Stuart Varney, a Fox News Channel host, grew so angry at a guest that he kicked him off his show. Josh Fox, an activist, who opposes fracking or hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, dared to call Varney a liar, which prompted him to say cut and “you are out of here, son.”
Stuart Varney and activist Josh Fox will not be friends anytime soon. Earlier this week, British reporter and host of the Varney & Co show Stuart Varney sat down with Josh Fox, the famous filmmaker behind the documentaries – Gasland and Gasland Part II – to talk about hydraulic fracturing.
Josh Fox opposes natural gas drilling also known as hydraulic fracturing, which is:
“a well-stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a hydraulically pressurized liquid made of water, sand, and chemicals.A high-pressure fluid (usually chemicals and sand suspended in water) is injected into a wellbore to create cracks in the deep-rock formations through which natural gas, petroleum, and brine will flow more freely.”
Mr. Fox and other experts are against fracking because they believe that communities around current fracking sites suffer from a variety of illnesses including hair loss and chronic health problems directly traceable to contamination of the air of their flammable water wells or of surface water.
Varney and Fox were discussing a new report released by the EPA, which claims that fracking is harmless. Fox said that the Obama administration more or less fabricated numbers to make the administration look good, and added that POTUS does not want to anger his base, which includes environmentalists. The activist added:
“What we are actually seeing here is a pattern within the Obama Administration specifically with regards to fracking and the EPA…Within the report is actually really damning evidence about fracking contaminating [ground water]…in Pennsylvania…Texas.”
Varney replied by:
“You think this administration wants to frack?. That’s news to me.”
During the commercial break, Fox attacked Stuart Varney, who said that he would never allow fracking on the land he owns in Upstate New York. When the show was back on the air, a very heated exchange took place between the two men. Josh Fox stated:
“Why would you not frack on your own property,and then prescribe it for other people in America?”
“Because I’m in the watershed,” answered Varney. For some strange reason, Fox angrily called Varney a liar and added:
“You are absolutely wrong. I do believe you are lying right now.”
Varney hit back by telling him to leave his show:
“Lying? The interview is over, young man. I am not lying. I did it myself. Thank you. Goodbye. You are out of here, son. You are out of here. Don’t call me a liar. Don’t do that, son. Cut. That’s it. Thank you very much. Will you please leave?”
What are your thoughts on the tense exchange between Stuart Varney and Josh Fox?