Fox News in 2008 – “No President can Control Oil Prices”

March 6, 2012

Must watch videos from  Media Matters.

Media Matters:

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?

so in 2008, Fox completely got it that their War Hero president George Bush had no say over gas prices.

Now watch what Fox is saying about gas prices today —

The graph below was featured on the indispensable Chris Hayes program a week ago.

see below if you missed my posting of Haye’s excellent discussion of oil prices.


5 Responses to “Fox News in 2008 – “No President can Control Oil Prices””

  1. Bruce Miller Says:

    True enough, but the gullible American sheeple will still vot for the demagog who promises them the moon even if he knows full well he cannot deliver.

  2. Ed Sharron Says:

    I still can’t believe that was Fox News only four years ago! They are a downright schizophrenic news organization!

  3. MorinMoss Says:

    No honest Christian President has power over “the devil’s excrement”.
    But the Muslim Manchurian who stole the crown away from a great war hero is in league with the enemies of the free world and is deliberately bleeding us dry.

    This is a great post, GreenMan and kudos to Media Matters for sourcing this.
    Can I persuade you to link in the 2nd video showing what tack the Fox hypocrites took only 2 years later?

  4. dana1981 Says:

    See, what they meant to say was that no *Republican* president can control oil prices. Just a slip of the tongue. Democrat presidents are magical.

  5. MorinMoss Says:

    Looking at the clips from 2008 again is like being transported to Bizarro World.

    “Drilling in ANWR won’t make a difference. It’s only a drop in the bucket”, “Get rid of your gas guzzlers”, “Only thing we can do is use less”, “Insulate your house”!?, “Tell politicians to build more mass transit”!!?- from Fox? from O’Reilly??

    How did the Liberal Mainstream Media Machine get Fox and Friends to promote Al Gore’s agenda?

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