Fox News 2008: Presidents don’t have the power to lower gas prices

Well, now isn’t this interesting?  The busy people at Media Matters have taken a look through the archives, and lo and behold, guess who said “no President has the power to increase or to lower gas prices.”

Very, very interesting clips from Fox News where practically everyone there was giving President Bush a “pass” when gas prices were rising in Summer 2008.

NOW, however, following GOP strategy, Fox News is blaming the Obama administration for rising gasoline prices — a claim that has been repeatedly debunked by energy analysts.

In 2008, Fox’s coverage occasionally even mirrored today’s facts: expanding domestic oil drilling will not significantly lower prices, and the only way to reduce our vulnerability to gas price spikes is to use less oil.

Remember when I mentioned politics is just a big, big game?