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Is Scranton the Worst City in Pennsylvania?

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A chart made by a popular Instagrammer started trending on Twitter Tuesday night.

Created by Matt Shirley (@mattsurelee) way back in October 2019, the chart is actually a map that identifies the worst city in every state in the US. Shirley asked his followers to chime in and name the worst city.

And for Pennsylvania, Shirley’s followers picked … Scranton.

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Here’s the map he created:

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Let’s tackle the “Is Scranton really the worst city in Pennsylvania” debate in a moment.

First, to show you how stupid Twitter can be at times (a lot of times), this months-old Instagram post became popular once again because people on Twitter weren’t aware that Scranton was real.

They actually believed Scranton was a fictitious place created for The Office.

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Seriously …

User @jinwoosluv says:

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Another user @AlexontheMic confirms the fact that Scranton is real with some personal details we didn’t need to know and doesn’t really confirm its reality:

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And @camscreamsalot says:

We tend to agree with @AllSeeingFry here:

For real, folks. Pick up a damn map. Run a Google search or something.

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Scranton is real and it’s specta- … OK, it’s not spectacular but of course, it’s very real.

Is Scranton Really the Worst City in Pennsylvania?

The real question here is: Is Scranton really the worst city in Pennsylvania? Let’s take a look at some other options here:

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Sure, it’s seen better and more prosperous days in its history, but the worst?

Not Wilkes-Barre? What about Hazleton? Maybe Shamokin? Allentown, maybe? Perhaps Reading?

Are there cities on the other side of the state besides Pittsburgh?

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Lots of candidates to choose from here in PA.

What do you think?

Is Scranton really the worst city in Pennsylvania? Let us know in the Comments section below.



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  1. Mini

    January 26, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    I think people in Scranton should hide in shame for naming a highway after a do nothing, creepy, criminal, politician JOE BIDEN THE NIG IDIOT RUINING OUR COUNTRY

  2. Adam

    May 28, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Like what Mini has to say about ole Joe.

  3. Gal Jerman

    November 11, 2022 at 4:14 am

    Top site ,.. amazaing post ! Just keep the work on !

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