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James Cameron: Fox Wanted Treehugging "Crap" Removed From Avatar

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, ecosystems, interesting, Avatar, movies )

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In a new interview with MTV, director James Cameron offers a bit of interesting backstory to Avatar's green message -- and how he used it to inspire people to make a different on this planet.


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Little A (33)
Thursday February 18, 2010, 11:21 am
When I watched his Titanic-documentary (not movie!), it was very clear he wanted to deliver something more meaningful. I'm glad he did, if anyone can make a flimsy-looking-tale into something powerful and understandable, it's him.(and Mel Gibson)
(remember 'flying fish', wasn't it that one? Even that crappy story got style because of him)

Roseann d (178)
Thursday February 18, 2010, 3:46 pm
Fox...owned by Murdoch who owns the WSJ and tied to Wall St.....big industry, corporate cronyism, anti-people, and anything goes to make a buck and manipulate public opinion with Skewed News.

Michael Cozens (3)
Thursday February 18, 2010, 4:53 pm
Interesting - too bad Fox seems to hold the big-business antipathy to environmentalism. The most successful companies of the future will embrace the understanding of the world as a closed system with no "externalities" (ie, dumping grounds) to exploit, not those that deny this reality and continue to attempt to force others to pay for their waste.

Rebecca G (7)
Friday February 19, 2010, 3:32 am
Wow - now this REALLLLLLLY SURPRISES ME ;o) ;o) yeah right (no pun intended) - like the REAL SURPRISE when bush TRASHED THE ENVIRONMENT FOR EIGHT LONG YEARS........AMEN.......

Ellinor S (41)
Friday February 19, 2010, 3:56 am
thank you

Jon T (59)
Friday February 19, 2010, 4:14 am
Not surprising that Fox reacted in that way, although ironically Sky TV over here in the UK - also owned by the Murdochs - is actually quite active on the sustainability front

Shame it can't rub off back over the pond...

Lisa S (19)
Friday February 19, 2010, 4:43 am
the film is awesome and it really gives you more insight into the environment. thanks

Linda J (0)
Friday February 19, 2010, 11:01 am
thanks for article

Arielle S (313)
Friday February 19, 2010, 11:03 am
"Crap"? "Crap"? Hugging trees is crap? Caring about the environment is crap? Well, if we didn't spell FOX as F-O-X, it would probably be spelled C-R-A-P.

James C (43)
Friday February 19, 2010, 12:06 pm
So while Fox "News" "Journalists" interview each other, MTV gets the real story.

Allison I (18)
Friday February 19, 2010, 1:45 pm

Mary Alexander (23)
Friday February 19, 2010, 2:06 pm
I have not seen the movie as of yet but it sounds wonderful. Thanks for the article.

Wayne W (12)
Friday February 19, 2010, 3:44 pm
Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is a global media company that owns everything from newspapers to television networks to film studios. Ever watched National Geographic? How about Fox news? Read the Wall Street Journal or the New York Post? American Idol anyone? Yup, those are all owned, at least in part, by News Corp.

One corporation with so much control over what we read and watch might have you worried. Thankfully, Rupert Murdoch wants News Corp. to be a good, green corporate citizen. The company has stated publicly that "News Corporation is committed to addressing its impact on climate change." They also say they "hope to engage our audiences and enable them to find ways to reduce carbon emissions in their own lives."

So why is News Corp. giving so much air time and column inches to people who attack climate science and mislead the public?

Sean Hannity on a recent Fox News broadcast said "I don't believe climate change is real. I think this is global warming hysteria and alarmism."

Fox News knows climate change isn't real because a Democrat made a movie about it.

Please urge News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch to match his corporation's green pledges with real action. Tell him we aren't entertained by scientific misinformation.


susan rattray (7)
Friday February 19, 2010, 3:46 pm
Fox just has to be exiled to Mars or Jupiter or some worm hole [never to be seen or heard of again]. I had to stop watching it because it was so damn depressing.

Frank Pickens (126)
Friday February 19, 2010, 4:34 pm
Fox is a disease all the way around. They are the epitome of Big Money, Big Oil, Huge Corporation, and most importantly total ignorance of what they represent....PURE CRAP. Also the term "Tree Hugging" makes me sick and people who use that term are pure social idiots.

Linda M (0)
Friday February 19, 2010, 5:40 pm
is this really a big surprise?

Kyle S. (1)
Friday February 19, 2010, 5:45 pm
Ok, we all know that FOX and Rupert Murdoch are evil. Now, does anyone know anything about James Cameron? One of the most successful movie producers EVER! So why is he so successful? Because he feeds the public exactly what they are hungry for: An environmental story for the left, and a military takeover story for the right. Obviously this movie can be interpreted in different ways, but it was designed to appeal to everyone!

Charles Fritze (3)
Friday February 19, 2010, 7:08 pm
Wow, I can't believe that! Fox almost turned something down that made them millions!!! How pathetic is that?! All because it "makes corporations look bad"! And these people say their company is "conservative"?! My a**!!! Not caring about the planet and just caring about money is VERY anti-religious!

Jeanne M (84)
Friday February 19, 2010, 7:17 pm
Fox wants 'treehugging crap' removed from the world. It doesn't fit with their political agenda. Surprise.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Friday February 19, 2010, 7:22 pm
Noted, thanks.

Janice Lawrence (43)
Friday February 19, 2010, 9:45 pm
It's not surprising that FOX execs said this. If it's the right thing to do they're not going to be for it.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 19, 2010, 10:03 pm
Thanks, Beth.

Bob E (113)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 5:59 am
To Fox the environment is not important. To Fox progress is unlimited growth of jobs and wealth through the destruction of more habitat (gone forever), more malls and more parking lots. Fox has no bearing except to the dollar sign $$$$$… It’s about quantity… We should not slow down to look at quality (of life).

Rosemary Mchugh (127)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 8:14 am
You cannot currently send a star to Bob because you have done so within the last week.

Rosemary Mchugh (127)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 8:28 am
You cannot currently send a star to Frank because you have done so within the last week.

Sylvia W (46)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 5:05 pm
No surprise really - Fox is so infested with morons it still amazes me that they produced two such interesting shows as House and Fringe - somebody must have blinked!

Candace C (17)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 8:01 pm
Thank you for not bowing to their suggestions!! To us FOX is not important. We have a much more important mission. To save this Earth from crap like Fox.

Seth E (82)
Saturday February 20, 2010, 11:54 pm
I can't think of the last time I've even watched Fox, and that's not going to change as long as Rupert Murdoch owns it.

Ancil S (175)
Sunday February 21, 2010, 2:20 pm
Not surprised about Fox,after all,it's the Rebublicon propaganda machine.Look how those at fox supported Bu$h for 8 painfully long years?

Barbara DelGiudice (123)
Monday February 22, 2010, 11:33 am
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