Media Protect Obama By Ignoring Gasol...

Media Protect Obama By Ignoring Gasoline Price Rise

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GOP

Morehead, KY

#1 Feb 24, 2013
Bias: As of Tuesday, U.S. gasoline prices had increased for 32 straight days. The media, however, aren't interested. They would be, though, if a Republican — particularly a Bush — were in the White House.

According to the American Automobile Association, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.748 Tuesday, up from $3.730 on Monday and about 15 cents higher than a week ago.

A month ago that same gallon cost $3.304 and a year back it was $3.565. It was $1.83 a gallon the day before Obama was first inaugurated.

The media are providing a smattering of coverage of the rising prices. But the press is more concerned about President Obama's golf outing with Tiger Woods than it is about gasoline prices. And it sure isn't interested in blaming Obama for the rise.

America's media are offended by high gasoline prices only during a Republican's watch, and acutely so when that member of the GOP is an oil man, such as either president named George Bush.

Here's the history: The Media and Business Institute of the Media Research Center says that from Jan. 18 through Feb. 5, at which time prices had jumped 24 cents, the Big 3 networks had devoted an entire combined eight minutes of air time to the climbing prices.

George W. Bush never enjoyed that protection from the media.

"Although the national average climbed to $3.56 on Feb. 20, setting a February record after going up nearly a month straight," the Media and Business Institute reported a year ago, "there was far less coverage than in 2008." Yet, "Broadcast networks repeatedly covered the rise under the Bush presidency."

Media Protect Obama By Ignoring Gasoline Price Rise
tooti frooti

Chicago, IL

#2 Feb 25, 2013
they say its not the presidents fault, but comes from supply and demand.
but is it a coincidence that gas gets really cheap around election times?
so what

Orange, VA

#3 Feb 25, 2013
the refineries are performing planned maintenance. tough break GOP. It's the one's you blindly support causing the increase.
oblabba

Morehead, KY

#4 Feb 25, 2013
Stuff your tank full of algae and you will get better milage and save the planet.
anniegun

London, KY

#5 Feb 25, 2013
The MSM now chooses to tell the truth. The president has little to do with the price of gas, barring dumb stuff through regulation.

Remember this for the next 50 years because after 8 years of socialism it will take 50 for another democrat to be elected president.
bare naked lady

Orange, VA

#6 Feb 25, 2013
that's so funny. GOP couldn't google it to find what was actually happening. midwinter maintenance! My hangnail has more brains than GOP!
bare naked lady

Orange, VA

#7 Feb 25, 2013
i'll take socialism over fascism anyday!. and the gop is fascist to the core.
GOP

Morehead, KY

#8 Feb 25, 2013
bare naked lady wrote:
that's so funny. GOP couldn't google it to find what was actually happening. midwinter maintenance! My hangnail has more brains than GOP!
Soon as "midwinter maintenance" is completed I'm sure the price will fall right back down to $1.789 like it was when Obama took office. Isn't that right, naked brain?
haha

Clarks Summit, PA

#9 Feb 27, 2013
eat more beans america needs the gas.

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