FLASHBACK: Fox News On Gas Prices In 2008
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