economic reporting http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19618/all en Networks Hype Rising Gas Prices 4 Times More for Bush, Than Obama http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/networks-hype-rising-gas-prices-4-times-more-bush-obama <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gas prices mentioned in 97 stories in one month of 2008 coverage, compared to just 21 in 2012. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Rising gas prices used to be big news, but not so these days. Although the national average climbed to $3.56 on Feb. 20, setting a February record after going up nearly a month straight, there was far less coverage than in 2008. Broadcast networks repeatedly covered the rise under the Bush presidency. Gas prices bounced around eventually reaching $3.56-a-gallon on April 24, 2008.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/networks-hype-rising-gas-prices-4-times-more-bush-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers Business and Media Institute Economy Energy Media Bush vs. Obama economic reporting energy gas prices gasoline oil and gas Wed, 22 Feb 2012 15:17:46 +0000 julia.seymour 39217 at http://mrc.org