Sunday, May 1, 2011

The MSM Can't Blame the Texas Cowboy Anymore So Nothing to Talk About

How high do gas prices have to rise before the main stream media notices?  I posted this article four months ago and it applies exponentially today: Two Areas That Prove the Leftist Bias In the Media
If it wasn't so sad it would be laughable how the media covered rising gas prices under Bush and how they cover them today under their guy.  The MSM is almost unabashedly shouting out: We got your back Barack!
Since they can't blame the Texas cowboy anymore they are not about to blame the Hawaiian islander.

At least there are some good local conservative members of the media that are taking notice.
Here is a great article by columnist Jack Kelly of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Gas prices keep rising

Meanwhile, Obama says: 'Let them buy smaller cars.'

Sunday, May 01, 2011       By Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Let them eat cake." That's what Marie Antoinette, the queen who lost her head during the French Revolution, is said to have responded when she was told the peasants had no bread.
She never said that. Antonia Fraser, who wrote a biography of the unlucky queen, said the callous remark actually had been made a century before by Marie-Therese, wife of King Louis XIV.
But President Barack Obama did tell an American worried about gasoline prices that he should buy a new car: "If you're complaining about the price of gas and you're only getting eight miles a gallon, you might want to think about a trade-in," Mr. Obama joked in response to a questioner at a campaign stop near Philadelphia April 6.
It apparently didn't occur to the president that people for whom it is a hardship to pay a dollar more a gallon for gasoline can't afford to buy a new car.
The remark makes Mr. Obama sound clueless, or callous, or both, but most of the journalists who covered his visit to Gamesa Technology Corp. didn't report this exchange. They couldn't drop it entirely down the memory hole, though. Blogger Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) made a screen grab of the initial AP story that reported it. Video of the exchange was posted on YouTube.
Gas prices have doubled since Barack Obama became president. With wages stagnant, unemployment high and food prices rising at the fastest rate since the 1970s, this imposes real hardship on many Americans.

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