The Duality of Fox News on Gas Prices

THEN: Back in 2008, Fox News pundits and contributors were eager to deflect criticism of the Bush administration, pointing out the myriad of global market factors contributing to the steep rise in gas prices at the time. Conservative columnist Cal Thomas quite rightly stated that, “no president has the power to increase or to lower gas prices.”

Various commenters observed that increased exploitation of domestic resources (e.g., drilling in Alaska’s Anwar Reserve) would be “literally a drop in the bucket” with no effect on prices (so much for the “Drill baby, drill” strategy). Heck, back then, Bill O’Reilly even suggested that rather than just complaining about the high price of gas, his viewers should “cut back, sell those SUVs, ride a bike when you can!” I know… it’s hard to believe he actually said that. Thank goodness for video!

NOW: President Obama’s “anti-American energy policy” is directly responsible for rising gas prices!!!

Unfortunately, the pesky FACTS of the matter completely contradict the assertions of Fox so-called News. In truth, domestic production is up significantly and dependence on foreign oil is down from the Bush era.

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4 responses to “The Duality of Fox News on Gas Prices

  1. Fox News, Fairly UnBalanced

  2. The struggle today is… as truth and facts become increasingly “partisanized”, how to get out the objective truth which is true regardless of political affiliation.

    (Or can that even happen?)

  3. Unbalanced Minds Abound ! Not really surprising given the Murcdoch provenance ….

  4. sassy

    Obama Mocks Fox News Gas Prices Attack

    President Barack Obama responds to Fox News correspondent Ed Henry’s accusation that he supports higher gas prices: “Ed, just from a political perspective, do you think that the President of the United States going into re-election wants gas prices to go higher? Is there anybody here who thinks that makes a lot of sense? Here’s the bottom line with respect to gas prices. I want gas prices lower because they hurt families.”

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