Energy

NBC's Williams Punches 'Big Oil' with Populist Talking Points

But in his snarky swipe at oil profits, anchor left out historical perspective on gas prices and practical reasons why 30-cent gas is unfeasible.

Roller Coaster of Gas Prices Continues; Some Media Notice Drop

One week after journalists tout 'new record highs,' gas hits lowest average in two months.

NBC, CBS Morning Shows Still Wrong Claiming Gas Price at Record Highs

Cost at pump is 2 cents less than post-Katrina high, 9 cents less than inflation-adjusted high.

NBC Reporter Predicts $3.50 Price Tag for Gas Following BP Pipeline Troubles

But other oil experts, noting gas has gone up only one penny in three weeks, see prices going up less dramatically.

ABC, NBC Drill BP on Pipeline Corrosion

Both networks cited liberal critics but excluded information from the company's news conference just a day earlier.

ABC: Gas Prices Too High? Don't Just Drive On By

Reporter urges viewers to report price gouging after pipeline shutdown, but neglects to mention actual gouging is rare and that high gas prices help prevent shortages.

CBS Hints at More Regulation for the Power Industry

But energy experts point to regulation as the cause for existing problems.

NBC Repeats Incorrect Claim That Gas At 'All-Time High'

Lundberg Survey is three cents higher than AAA but below September high and inflation-adjusted record.

Networks Include Fear Premium in Oil Coverage

Warnings of $4/gallon gas abound from oil traders on network news, while Congressional moves toward domestic oil go largely unnoticed.

Networks Insist Oil Is at 'Record High'

Reporters finally give geopolitical factors strong place influencing price; but adjusted for inflation, oil is still $10 below 1981 peak.
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