Sing it with me y’all
Matt Pitzarella “deliberately falsified” his education but that’s okay with David Poole because lying and skirting around the truth seems to be ingrained in the Range Resources corporate culture or Family.
Range Resources officials said Wednesday they knew Pitzarella didn’t earn his master’s degree.
“I was aware of the accusation that was made on a blog site to that effect. And once it was brought to my attention, I did what I would have done in any situation where we have an employee accused of doing something like that,” said Range general counsel David Poole. “What I determined is that Matt has not made that statement. What has happened here are a couple of published third-party references to (Pitzarella) that says he has earned a master’s degree.” Times on Line
Of course Pitzarella never finished the ethics course. Duh! That’s obvious.
In case you haven’t noticed, Dear Readers, the fracking mafia is now using the Karl Rove Orwellian tactic of attacking the opposition on their own weakest points. For example: saying natgas is cleaning up our air and Steve Everley saying fracking is making people healthier.
The funniest part of the Times on Line article is where Pitzarella goes full on Orwellian.
“Anywhere else that I’ve ever referenced that have always included that I attended the program but never stated that I completed it, he said. “My corporate bios always make that very, very clear. There’s no point in having ambiguity on that subject.”
Yeah, Matt, we wouldn’t want there to be any “ambiguity on that subject” so that’s why you quickly corrected all the news articles and sources where it was written that you had a master’s degree. OH WAIT!
But the assumed degree has been mentioned in various other media coverage of himself — such as a 2009 feature on PopCityMedia.com and another that ran in Washington County’s Observer Reporter newspaper last summer.
Another lengthy profile written early last year in his alma mater’s publication, the Cal Times, also touted the assumed master’s of science in leadership and business ethics.
Let me quickly remember just a very few times where Pitzarella “deliberately falsified” something.
- Statement about Steve Lipsky’s flaming hose. The really outrageous thing about this lie is that Range Resources, the EPA and the Texas Railroad Commission ALL took their gas samples for testing from the hose that was hooked up to the well head vent (the same hose in the video) so the gas would vent away from the well. So Range and the regulators knew it was impossible for water to be coming from that hose. More on that later.
- Statement that Range never intended to gag the two young Hallowich children. BTW, Dear Readers, the children are still gagged.
- The price that Range paid for the Hallowich home is, in my book, a lie but some may say more of a dodge.
- The Psyops story is one time when Pitzarella couldn’t seem to keep his lies straight. I counted three different versions but there could be more.
UPDATE: I forgot about this: Did Range Resources VP operations lie under oath?
In the love letter below, you can see, clearly, that Range Resources expects public statements to be truthful. They have very high standards for such things when it comes to others but they are unable to uphold this standard in their own Family.
Here is an early Valentine from me to Range Resources.