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Erik Wemple
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Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 03/20/2012

Study: Fox blames Obama for high gas prices

Media Matters concludes today in its just-published study of print and TV coverage that Fox News has heaped a full tank of blame on President Obama for high prices at the pump. “In total, Fox blamed Obama 144 times in two months — more than three times as much as all other news outlets combined,” says the study.

Perhaps more striking than that figure is the chart above, which would appear to be delivering an obscene gesture to the cable network. Says Media Matters spokeswoman Jess Levin: “I know that that’s not intentional. We’re just going from print to television.”

When asked for a comment on the study’s findings, a Fox spokeswoman didn’t appear too eager to get into substance: “I guess you’ve become the new Greg Sargent.”

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Tags:  fox news, media matters, president obama, gas prices

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