atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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atomic_fungus

#1197: Outright freaking lying on ABC World News.

Mom has ABC "World" News on, and as I was coming upstairs with some clothing I heard the following:

Americans drove 40,000,000,000 miles less in May. This is why the price of gas dropped so much in the last week. Also, the economy is bad, so people aren't buying as much gasoline anyway. All this decreased demand led to gas prices dropping.

No mention whatsoever of President George W. Bush rescinding the executive order that banned offshore drilling. No mention that the prices remained high until he did that. No no! It's decreased consumer demand from two freaking months ago which is dropping the price of gasoline now.

No, it has nothing to do with the potential for increased supply, because "we can't drill our way out of this"! No! It's all because consumer demand has dropped!

Are these people that freaking afraid to give Bush credit for something? Or do they just want to further the Democrat position that We Must Not Drill For Oil In The US? 'Cause I know the last thing the media fucktards want is for us actually to exploit our own natural resources.

In the past couple of months we've heard all kinds of crap about "the speculators" driving up oil prices. Now that the price of oil has fallen, suddenly the prime motivation for prices is once again consumer demand? Did "the speculators" all die? Or does "the speculators" issue--when gas prices fall--not fit the Standard Media Template?

They can't just report what actually happened or anything; no. That might make George W. Bush look good slightly better than they've made him look in the past eight years. It also might make people think that we can, after all, "drill our way out of this".

It would make them think that because it is, after all, the mother-fucking truth.

This is why I only watch Fox News.
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