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Obama Misleads on Oil Reserves, Networks Defend Him, Fail to Fact Check

When President Barack Obama recently pontificated on gas prices, the broadcast networks listened, parroted his explanations of why gas prices have more than doubled since he took office.
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March Madness: The Media’s Annual Spring Spin on Gas Prices

It happens every spring. The players take their positions for the big game. The fans start screaming as the huge numbers on the board go up and up and up.
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CBS Spins Obama's 'All-Time Low' Poll: 'Little He Can Do' With Gas Prices

Charlie Rose and Bob Schieffer were President Obama's Amen corner on the issue of gas prices on Tuesday's CBS This Morning. Rose shamelessly claimed, "The President has a point...There's little ...
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Networks Skip Obama Administration Admission: 'Overall Goal' Not to Get Price of Gas Down

The three networks have, thus far, skipped Tuesday's revelation by Energy Secretary Steven Chu that the "overall goal" of the Obama administration isn't to get gas prices down. ABC, NBC and ...
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NBC Follows ABC's Lead, Wall Street Speculators and Oil Companies to Blame for High Gas Prices

While ABC's World News declared  "a big chunk of the pain at the pump is Wall Street's fault" on Thursday, on NBC's Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams similarly announced: "The problem ...
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MRC's Bozell on 'Hannity': Media Must 'Call Out' Obama's 'Systematic Dishonesty' on Gas Prices

Appearing on the February 23 Hannity on Fox News for the weekly Media Mash segment, Media Research Center president Brent Bozell exposed the media attempts to downplay high gas prices and ...
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ABC Shills for Obama: Blame the Oil Speculators and Not the President for High Gas Prices

ABC on Thursday and Friday hyped the idea, pushed by Nancy Pelosi, that oil speculators on Wall Street are to blame for high gas prices, citing a "top government watchdog." Of course, the ...
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Networks Hype Rising Gas Prices 4 Times More for Bush, Than Obama

Gas prices mentioned in 97 stories in one month of 2008 coverage, compared to just 21 in month of 2012 coverage.
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Surprise: Sunday's Lead Slot Warns High Gas Prices May Hurt Obama's Reelection Chances

The New York Times tends to soft-pedal dangers like rising gas prices during Democratic administrations, while playing them up during Republican ones. But not on Sunday: The lead story brought ...
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NBC Pushed High Gas Prices Under Bush, Now Worried They Would 'Crush' Economy Under Obama

At the top of Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams pleaded: "Why now? In a tight economy with so many Americans living on the financial edge, why are they being asked to pay so ...
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