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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:07 PM
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Fox Claims There Are No Drilling Rigs in the Gulf of Mexico
Reported by Melanie,
There are times when Fox leaves me speechless. Speechless at its gall and utter lack of integrity and at the extent to which it counts on its audience being dumb as dirt. Here's why:

On Monday's Your World w/Neil Cavuto, the first "segment" was a report by Fox weather woman Domenica Davis about hurricane Dolly.



Davis said, "Here's where all the oil platforms are and this is another big thing that we're going to have to watch because as this storm moves through the Gulf, we have a lot of oil platforms that it could affect."

Today (July 23, 2008), substitute host Stuart Varney was interviewing yelling at Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) about why Democrats "won't let us" drill in the Gulf. While doing so, this graphic was on-screen:



Varney: "We're looking at a map right now where there is a very large deposit of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. We know it's there. We're not allowed to go and drill for it. That's not in the area of the Gulf of Mexico where we are allowed to drill. Why don't you let us go and drill where we know the oil is?!"
http://www.newshounds.us/2008/07/23/fox_claims_there_ar...
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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:12 PM
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1. Add to this Faux story, THIS CQPolitics story of Gingrich&the GOP ...
Drill, drill, drill is the message Americans want to hear on energy and GOP candidates should stay on that message, former Speaker Newt Gingrich told House Republicans Wednesday.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/cq/20080723/pl_cq_politics/poli...
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:16 PM
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2. You've got to be kidding?! words fail.
I'm surprised Fox would even have Hinchey on!
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JaneQPublic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:19 PM
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3. That spike in gas prices after Katrina was attributed to damaged Gulf oil rigs
If there aren't any rigs there, as Stuart suggests, then why did prices go haywire?
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:47 PM
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4. The western coast of Florida (in the Gulf) is off-limits to drilling.
That's what they were talking about. There are parts of the Gulf where drilling is prohibited.
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