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(Media Matters)   The Fox News graphic on taxes paid per gallon of gas was not intended to be a factual statement   (mediamatters.org ) divider line
    More: Obvious, Fox News, global citizen, world citizen, Excel, gasoline, gas tax, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, taxpayers  
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2012-03-19 01:56:15 PM  
4 votes:
To be fair - nothing on Fox News is intended to be a factual statement.
2012-03-19 02:05:59 PM  
3 votes:
Bah, this is a media matters link. We all know there is nothing true about what they say. Hell, I bet they created the whole misleading graphic themselves, then surreptitiously placed it on Fox. They are just that devious.
2012-03-19 04:15:05 PM  
2 votes:

Dusk-You-n-Me: Today:

U.S. crude oil imports during 2011 fell to their lowest level in twelve years and were down 12% from their peak in 2005, as higher domestic oil production reduced American refiners' purchases of foreign crude. Link (new window)


Huh.

It's almost as if domestic oil production has little to no impact on the price we pay for refined gasoline...

Weird.
2012-03-19 08:02:28 PM  
1 vote:

Mildot: Just a few facts...

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 300x417]

• Immediately after taking office in 2009, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, canceled 77 leases for oil and gas drilling in Utah.
• The EPA announced new rules mandating the use of 36 billion gallons worth of renewable fuels (like ethanol) by 2020.
• This summer President Obama needlessly instituted, not one, but two outright drilling bans in the Gulf of Mexico.
• After rescinding his outright offshore drilling ban, President Obama has refused to issue any new drilling permits in the Gulf, a policy that the Energy Information Administration estimates will cut domestic offshore oil production by 13% this year
• Interior Secretary Salazar announced that the eastern Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic coast, and the Pacific coast will not be developed, effectively banning drilling in those areas for the next seven years;
• The Environmental Protection Agency has announced new global warming regulations for oil refineries;
• Interior Secretary Salazar announced new rules making it more difficult to develop energy resources on federal land.


That is easily the most cherry-picked troll of a graph I have *ever* seen. Kudos to the bridge-monster who thought it up.
2012-03-19 06:10:22 PM  
1 vote:

TommyymmoT: [cloudfront.mediamatters.org image 590x455]

There are an awful lot of countries missing from this graph.


Yeah, the problem is that the US gutted the fark out of its light rail infrastructure and moved whitey out to the suburbs virtually forcing the automobile to be the primary mode of transportation. It sucks, but the oil/auto/rubber companies farked us a looooong time ago and the $1 judgement is really starting to be a slap in the face.
2012-03-19 05:48:14 PM  
1 vote:

Tymast: Yeah, and everything misleading fox puts out is just an honest mistake


It's just an isolated incident.

Just like all those hundreds of other isolated "mistakes" and "errors" which always just happen to err on the side of making Democrats look bad and Republicans look good. It's just an astounding, astronomical coincidence that all those "honest mistakes" happen to shake out like that.
2012-03-19 05:09:42 PM  
1 vote:

Dusk-You-n-Me: Today:

U.S. crude oil imports during 2011 fell to their lowest level in twelve years and were down 12% from their peak in 2005, as higher domestic oil production reduced American refiners' purchases of foreign crude. Link (new window)



Republicans: A party that worships the concept of Capitalism, filled with people who literally do not understand the concept of Supply and Demand.

/How the fark does that work, exactly?
2012-03-19 04:25:48 PM  
1 vote:

squidgod2000: Not a conspiracy. Guy who makes the graphics just sucks horribly at his job, can't do basic math, can't fact-check his numbers and thinks that resizing the stacked bar graph so that his numbers fit inside is totally fine.

In his defense, he probably just assumed that Fox News viewers would be too dumb to notice.


He was right.
2012-03-19 04:12:36 PM  
1 vote:
I'm guessing 100% of Fox's viewers will never vote for Obama, no matter what the facts may be.
2012-03-19 02:26:28 PM  
1 vote:

sweetmelissa31: Gecko Gingrich: The article also missed that Fox has .18 (Federal) as a bigger chunk of the graph than either .23 (State) or .30 (State and Local).

Also it looks like .18+.23+.30 is only slightly less than $3.83.


DAMN YOU GAS MATH!
2012-03-19 01:51:02 PM  
1 vote:
The article also missed that Fox has .18 (Federal) as a bigger chunk of the graph than either .23 (State) or .30 (State and Local).
 
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