Wash. Times Falsely Blames Obama For Rising Gas Prices

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In a May 23 editorial, The Washington Times claimed that "[b]y squeezing off oil drilling," President Obama "has driven up gasoline to $4 a gallon, cutting into the economic recovery and threatening the nation with a second recession." In fact, as Media Matters has noted, energy experts have stated that it is not accurate to blame Obama's policies for the current spike in gas prices.

From the Times editorial:

Worst of all is President Obama's chokehold on fossil fuels. By squeezing off oil drilling, he has driven up gasoline to $4 a gallon, cutting into the economic recovery and threatening the nation with a second recession. Democrats who believe fairness requires an end to tax breaks for the oil industry must admit it also means Mr. Obama should take his foot off the industry's neck.

Previously:

Note To Media: Experts Say It's "Not Credible" To Blame Obama For Spike In Gas Prices

David Limbaugh Falsely Blames Obama For High Gas Prices, Declining Domestic Production

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