Friday, January 28, 2011

Where is the media uproar about rising gas prices

Gas prices are now the highest they have been during the winter months, considerably higher than $3 a gallon in most parts of the country.  With rare exception, however, we aren't being deluged by media reports about the "pain at the pump," and no one is blaming the current occupant of the White House as the media did during the Bush administration.

Remember in the spring of 2006, a mid-term election year that saw the Democrats retake both the House and the Senate.  That year, the media blamed George W. Bush and the Republican Congress for gas prices that then were approaching $3 a gallon.  Where is CBS, ABC, CNN, PBS, or even Fox News Network with stories and polls about how the rising gas prices have made life difficult for the average American?  In the year 2011, the pain must be deeper than in 2006 because unemployment is certainly higher now than it was then.

Notice I didn't mention NBC or its cable news station MSNBC.  I think it has become obvious by now to any news media observer who has an IQ higher than a tire iron that NBC News has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic National Committee and would do nothing to tie the rising gas prices to the Obama Administration.

Wouldn't it be great if we really had an honest, fair and unbiased media in this country.  If we did, they all would report that gas prices have risen and fallen under both Democratic and Republican administrations, and that Barack Obama has no real power to stem today's rising prices than George Bush did in 2006.  That would require journalistic integrity, a commodity that is really in short supply.

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