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Thursday, February 14, 2013
CNS' Disingenuous Obama-Bashing Over Gas Prices

Matt Cover declared in a Feb. 12 article: "The average price of a gallon of gas has increased 96 percent since President Barack Obama first took office in 2009, according to figures from the Energy Information Agency (EIA)."

But Cover's implication that Obama is solely to blame for the rise in gas prices is disingenuous. Cover hints at the reason for the disparity by conceding that "Gas prices took a sharp dive during the recession," but he ignores the fact that experts have said that market factors, not federal policy or anything Obama has done, is to blame for the rise in gas prices.

Cover is also disingenuous in noting that gas prices "reached all-time highs" in 2008 but failing to note who was president at the time. (Hint: It was a Republican.) This echoes CNS' selective memory in reporting body counts on U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan that ignore the much higher number of troops killed in Iraq under President Bush.

Posted by Terry K. at 8:45 PM EST

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