Alexandria, VA–The Media Research Center
President Brent Bozell criticized NBC’s Today show for
floating a conspiracy theory that the GOP is manipulating gas prices
to influence the election -- a ludicrous idea for which NBC has no
evidence and no facts and yet makes the theory into “news” in its
Oct. 25 broadcast.
“The Today show has once again led viewers
astray by indulging in leftist paranoia about falling gas prices,”
said Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center. “It’s
ludicrous to accuse the Bush administration of manipulating prices
especially when the only source of opinion to back this unfounded
claim comes from the failed, bankrupt and left-wing Air America.
“This biased coverage is just one example of the
liberal media tampering with the electorate right before the
November 7 elections. Voters should demand that anchors, journalists
and reporters report the news responsibly as they head into the
Other prominent media have also floated the gas
price conspiracy theory, including the CBS Evening News (Oct.
16), CNN’s American Morning (Sep. 25), NBC’s Nightly News
(Sep. 20), and CNN’s Situation Room (Sep. 15). For more
information visit www.MRC.org and