Following GOP strategy, Fox News is again blaming the Obama administration for rising gasoline prices -- a claim that has been repeatedly debunked by energy analysts. But back in the summer of 2008, when the average U.S. gasoline price hit a record high of $4.11, Fox said that "no President has the power to increase or to lower gas prices."
In 2008, Fox's coverage occasionally even mirrored the facts: expanding domestic oil drilling will not significantly lower prices, and the only way to reduce our vulnerability to gas price spikes is to use less oil. Perhaps there was more room for reality-based coverage at Fox when there wasn't an incumbent president to defeat?
In case you missed it, here's how Fox is covering gas prices now:
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- Economy, Environment & Science, Conservation, Drilling, Energy
- Fox News Channel, Fox Business
- Bill O'Reilly, Cal Thomas, Neil Cavuto, Cheryl Casone, Liz MacDonald
- The O'Reilly Factor, FOX News Watch, On The Record with Greta Van Susteren, Special Report with Bret Baier