MSC Says Scranton Newspaper “Plays Fast and Loose” with Tax Truth

David Spigelmyer

David Spigelmyer

A couple of weeks ago MDN noticed a typical anti-drilling “tax the $#@!” out of the Marcellus editorial in the Democrat-run Scranton Times-Tribune. We ignored it. They run such blather on a regular basis and it’s largely un-noteworthy–at least for MDN readers. Except the Times-Tribune continues to pollute the minds of its readers with half-truths and outright lies. Somebody noticed this particular whopper, that somehow the Marcellus industry isn’t paying its “fair share” of taxes. The somebody who noticed was Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer. He wrote a letter to the editor. His response scorches the Times-Tribune editorial and exposes the lies in it…

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