During a recent trip to Pennsylvania to ask celebrities Susan Sarandon, Yoko Ono and Sean Ono Lennon questions about their anti-fracking stances, anti-fracking activist Vera Scroggins hurled expletives and insults toward FrackNation journalist Phelim McAleer. Tom Shepstone has more:
Readers of this blog are very familiar with the name Vera Scroggins, a/k/a Vera Duerga, who has appeared in several stories and frequently comments on our posts. Indeed, she’s one of our favorite commenters, someone we can actually converse with (most of the time). She also gives tours of the Dimock area, lots of tours, in fact. Last week she held a tour with Yoko Ono (net worth: $500 million), Sean Lennon (net worth: $200 million) and Susan Sarandon (net worth: $50 million), all the while yelling about the tyranny of the 1% over the rural poor. Only in America!
This was followed by Vera (pictured to left) posting a video of her confronting Phelim McAleer, producer of FrackNation, as he confronted the top tier of the real 1% to ask them why they seem to have rejected the EPA’s conclusion that Dimock’s water is safe. Unbelievably, it all took place at a junkyard where any reasonable person might look for causes other than natural gas development for water issues, like fluids leaking from abandoned cars into a nearby stream, for instance. But, once again, that seemed to be ignored by the assembled luminaries who came to northeast Pennsylvania to send a political message.
Why would Vera post this video? She might think it adds to the moment. If that’s the case, it proves, yet again, there is nothing so illogical or strange as an anti-gas activist on a crusade.
Got that? Scroggins' argument is "you're a freak."
FrackNation premiered on AXS Television on January 22 and will be played again on AXS Saturday, January 26 at 12 p.m. EST. I've seen the film, it's fantastic and a must watch. McAleer debunks the lies about fracking and exposes the devastating impact fracking bans have on the economy which is return, keeps people poor (which is why Scroggins attacked him with ugly words instead of facts).
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