06 Mar '12, 6pm

Fox News Explains Why Presidents Can't Control Gas Prices—in 2008 (Video)

Fox News Explains Why Presidents Can't Control Gas Prices—in 2008 (Video)

In 2008, to defend George Bush from Democrats' accusations that his policies were raising gas price, Fox News put together a series of really good videos explaining why the president can't control the costs at the pump . Too bad it seems to have forgotten all about them. But Media Matters hasn't (of course). The watchdog group has put together a fantastic video medley of those Bush-era segments, and guess what? They're really good! It's probably the best journalistic stance you will ever see Fox News take, ever: (Via Slate's Moneybox ) They're right! Listen to those hard truths: Americans should use less gasoline! We should relieve our dependence on oil! Drilling in ANWR won't help! The president—or any other politician—can't bring down the cost of gas! We really need to ramp up mass transit infrastructure spending! Ride bikes! (OK, seriously, who the hell are you and wher...

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