iCensorship? Apple Trims Inconvenient Question from 'Promised Land' Podcast

iCensorship? Apple Trims Inconvenient Question from 'Promised Land' Podcast

Matt Damon’s new movie has some friends in very high places.

Apple teamed up with Damon to promote the actor’s new movie “Promised Land,” a film attacking both oil and gas companies as well as the process of fracking. The mega-company hosted a Q&A with the film’s stars Dec. 3 at an Apple store in Soho. Damon and John Krasinski, who co-wrote the film together, took part in the live discussion.

Filmmaker Phelim McAleer, who delights in bursting the bubble of liberal environmentalists with documentaries like “Not Evil Just Wrong,” asked a rather pointed question at the duo to kick off the affair.

“We hear a lot of criticism about sources of right-wing funding and right-wing projects,” McAleer continues, “my question is, how does it feel to be a fully paid advocate for an oil-rich Middle Eastern government?”

Part of the funding for “Promised Land” comes from the oil-rich United Arab Emirates.

Apple recorded the event and created a podcast of the Q&A to be shared via iTunes. Yet McAleer says the only question snipped from the live event was, you guessed it, his query. Good thing McAleer taped the question and answer for all to see.


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