Leaked Emails Call to Censor Michael Moore’s New Documentary (Transcripts)

“It must come down off your pages immediately.”

Matt Orfalea
3 min readJun 1, 2020


Newly acquired emails show journalist filmmaker Josh Fox led an effort to censor Michael Moore’s new film, “Planet of the Humans”. Fox — now a show host at TYT, the largest online news network — told his colleagues, “It must come down off your pages immediately.” (Read the fill story HERE.)

Below are complete transcripts and copies of the emails.

Gasland’s Josh Fox (journalist / filmmaker)

From: ​Josh Fox​
Date: Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 12:41 AM

Dear friends-

I am so sorry to have to be the messenger here.


This new Michael Moore movie, is, to put it politely

It is a disgusting unfactual unscientific abomination.

You must take it down ASAP.

I am so serious.

It is absolutely disgustingly horrible. Beyond it being terribly made, amateurish and inept. It has absolutely no factual basis. It encourages the most baseless kind of thinking. It also goes after heroes in our movement in gotcha type interviews for no absolutely reason.

It is TERRIBLE reporting. Cherry picking, ignorant. It is not only untrue, not factual in any way it is incredibly deceptive.

I cannot stress this enough. This film is as untruthful and deceitful as anything Donald Trump EVER did.

It must come down off of your pages immediately.

Please call me ASAP. This is terribly upsetting. I don’t care what time of day or night it is, this abhorrent piece of misinformation must be rejected and disavowed immediately.


Josh Fox
p.s. I have copied several actual climate and renewable energy scientists on this email, for their review: take a look and join me in roundly condemning this atrocious nonsense. HERE: https://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/michael-moore-presents-planet-of-the-humans/

From: ​Josh Fox​
Date: Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 1:05 AM

Dear activist friends and climate heroes-

I have bad news. There is a new MICHAEL MOORE produced film which just came out online which is an affront to all of our work.

The movie is a badly-made, unfactual smear peace that attacks the basic mainstays of environmentalism.

The film attacks renewable energy and climate leaders who promote renewable energy development in very unfair ways.

It is an unscientific, unwatchable sensationalistic piece of yellow journalism. Michael was just on Stephen Colbert promoting it. I think Michael Moore must have totally lost his mind to promote this.

It is called PLANET OF THE HUMANS and Moore has propped up a spiffy website to promote it.

The film needs to be roundly condemned. It is dangerous, and unfactual.

Please take a look, see what I mean and get in touch with me ASAP. A number of reputable websites are hosting this abomination and I need your support in getting them to take it down. See below.


LINK TO THE FILM: https://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/michael-moore-presents-planet-of-the-humans/