The media the presidents and GAS PRICES.

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    BMI found that in the 2008 period there were more than 4 times as many gas prices stories, news briefs or news headlines on ABC, CBS and NBC as there were in 2012 (97 to 21).

    Dismal broadcast network reports about “skyrocketing” gas prices filled the newscasts in 2008. There were reports about businesses closing, airlines struggling and truckers protesting all because of the high prices. One ABC report said families were facing the “tough choice” between food or fuel. Others said that “wallets were running on empty” and consumers were told over and over that there was no relief in sight. But by the end of November 2008, prices had collapsed to $1.82.

    Rising gas prices used to be big news, but not so these days. Although the national average climbed to $3.56 on Feb. 20, setting a February record after going up nearly a month straight, there was far less coverage than in 2008. Broadcast networks repeatedly covered the rise under the Bush presidency. Gas prices bounced around eventually reaching $3.56-a-gallon on April 24, 2008.
    Networks Hype Rising Gas Prices 4 Times More for Bush, Than Obama | Media Research Center
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKdScVerrBU]Gas Price Hypocrisy - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    The GOP succeeded in telling us that the President had little to do with the price of gasoline. So what applied to Bush, applies to Obama. Plus, we were not exporting gasoline by the tanker load in 2008 as we are today. Refined petroleum products, gasoline and diesel, are our top export now.

    When we are exporting gasoline, hard to state that there is too little drilling here. Hard to say that we have too little refinery capacity. What you are seeing is high demand for a product worldwide.
     
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    There's a big difference this time it's called printing to many dollars which in turn devalued the dollar. That's what obama did. He owns these gas prices.
     
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    LOL. Oh well, keep yapping on. You might even convince yourself.
     
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    A devalued dollar makes oil prices higher. Why is that you ask? because oil transactions are completed with the DOLLAR. The less the dollar is worth the less oil can be bought. Printing more dollars which obama has ordered done has devalued the dollar.
     
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    Don't forget all the oil documentaries stirring up fear.

    Oil Storm

    Oil Crash

    Peak Oil

    Crude Awakenings

    If The Oil Runs Out

    Oil Smoke & Mirrors

    ETC.
     
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    Hardly.

    Gas prices have yet to reach what I was paying in 2008. They're high don't get me wrong, but they were higher in 2008.

    In the next week, they should go over $4.00 a gallon and then the news stories will be everywhere.


    ETA: also, I never saw gas prices drop below $2 after the last time this happened. I realize That's a national average.
     
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