Alexandria, VAThe Media Research Center President Brent Bozell criticized NBCs Today show for floating a conspiracy theory that the GOP is manipulating gas prices to influence the election - a ludicrous idea for which NBC has no evidence and no facts and yet makes the theory into news in its Oct. 25 broadcast.
The Today show has once again led viewers astray by indulging in leftist paranoia about falling gas prices, said Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center. Its ludicrous to accuse the Bush administration of manipulating prices especially when the only source of opinion to back this unfounded claim comes from the failed, bankrupt and left-wing Air America.
This biased coverage is just one example of the liberal media tampering with the electorate right before the November 7 elections. Voters should demand that anchors, journalists and reporters report the news responsibly as they head into the polls.
Other prominent media have also floated the gas price conspiracy theory, including the CBS Evening News (Oct. 16), CNNs American Morning (Sep. 25), NBCs Nightly News (Sep. 20), and CNNs Situation Room (Sep. 15). For more information visit www.MRC.org and www.BusinessAndMedia.org
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