Journalists are usually disparaged, ignored or insulted by politicians. But arrested?
That's what happened at a congressional hearing Wednesday to Josh Fox, the documentary filmmaker who received an Oscar nomination and a Special Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival for his brilliant movie "Gasland."
According to Poliitco, Fox had brought a camera crew to cover a House Energy and Environment Subcommittee hearing about hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," the technique of pumping water and chemicals into the ground to free up natural-gas deposits. It's a procedure that, as Fox detailed in "Gasland," has polluted ground water and left people with tap water they can light on fire. (Fox is working on a sequel to "Gasland.")