“Greedy Lying Bastards” follows “An Inconvenient Truth” in the climate change alarmism documentary film genre. The difference is this film lacked Al Gore’s name to give it momentum, although it has gotten some help from CNN.
The film is the creation of former eco-terrorist Craig Rosebraugh and actress Daryl Hannah of “Splash,” “Kill Bill” and “Bladerunner” among others. The film made a mere $45,000 its March 8 opening weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, which rated it the 400th movie of the past 365 days, and the 46th movie its March 8 opening weekend.
The documentary says it “investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but also a growing problem that is placing us on the bring of disaster,” according to the official website. The trailer, website and reviews for the film all make it out to be a collage of tried and true lefty climate change claims, complete with storm footage and villainization of the Koch brothers and the oil industry.
The Los Angeles Times said that “longtime followers of this hyper-partisan topic may not find much terribly new or revealing here.” After an initial limited showing, the film was released in more theatres on March 29.
Rosebraugh, the film’s director, has been an outspoken activist for both the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front, both of which are classified as domestic terror groups by the FBI. In a press release on both groups, the FBI stated that “eco-terrorists and animal rights extremists are one of the most serious domestic terrorism threats in the U.S. today.”
One of the movie’s main targets is U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. Inhofe told The Tulsa World that he was not surprised that the film targeted him, and he was proud of it on March 28. Inhofe was formerly the ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. An outspoken conservative, Inhofe was also a winner of the Family Research Council’s “True Blue” award for a consistent conservative voting record.