One hoax to rule them all: The Hobbit movie tar sands story revealed
By Judy Rebick
The performance was the culmination of a series of media reports that director Peter Jackson is shooting scenes from "The Hobbit" film in the tar sands. In a press release issued today, a troupe of Toronto activists calling themselves Black Flood, working alongside the infamous pranksters of The Yes Lab, confirmed their role in the events for "the purpose of stirring up some hot and bubbly controversy on the Alberta tar sands."
Alas, the whole story was a hoax. But my point still stands: that comparing a Native-owned wasteland to Mordor is ironic.
For more on the subject, see Cameron Criticizes Oilsands "Curse" and Canada's Avatar Sands.