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Monday, February 27, 2012
Stenography: CNS Echoes Republican Attack on Obama Over Gas Prices

As we've detailed, is treating Republican talking points as "news," to the point of simply rewriting Republican National Committee press releases. This happens again in a Feb. 24 article by Patrick Burke which begins:

The average price for one gallon of unleaded gasoline has increased nearly every month since Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009. At that time, when George W. Bush was leaving office, the price was $1.78 per gallon. Today, three years and one month later, the average price is $3.64.

As it so happened, the RNC released an anti-Obama ad making this exact point the day before Burke's article appeared.

Needless to say, Burke fails to mention that the low gas prices in 2009 were driven by a massive worldwide recession, a condition Burke probably doesn't want to return to (unless he can blame it on Obama, anyway). Burke also offers no evidence that Obama or his policies are to blame for the current increase in gas prices

Posted by Terry K. at 2:46 PM EST

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