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CBS News Portrays $7 Gas as Positive
Newsbusters.org ^ | June 27, 2008 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 06/27/2008 11:15:43 AM PDT by Rufus2007

Expensive gas isn't so bad to the "CBS Evening News," as long as it promotes an agenda that caters to left-of-center sensibilities and makes Americans behave more like Europeans.

Economists from Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) (NYSE:CM) forecasted $7-a-gallon gas prices by 2010, which according to some analysts would force 10 million vehicles off U.S. roads over four years. CIBC based its prediction on $200-per-barrel oil by 2010.

"In fact, by 2012, higher prices could send an additional 10 million vehicles off the road," CBS correspondent Priya David said June 26. Although $7 gas would do the most harm to low-income Americans, David praised the effects it would have in easing congestion.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: british; cbs; cfap; energy; energyprices; environment; gas; propagandawingofdnc
These elitist are not going to be happy until we're all in some cramped up bus or peddling our way to our jobs.
1 posted on 06/27/2008 11:15:43 AM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007
"CBS News Portrays $7 Gas as Positive"

CBS News is also under the impression that they are a News organization.

2 posted on 06/27/2008 11:17:20 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Rufus2007
Seems they're ignoring the fact that all other prices will skyrocket. At some point hungry, jobless people may take action against those who are trying to kill them.
3 posted on 06/27/2008 11:19:50 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: Rufus2007

It think $7.00 a gallon gas is part of that “new direction” that “americans” have been telling the pollsters that they want to go in. That and adding a hammer and sickle to the stars and stripes. Old Glory decked out in red and yellow instead of red, white and blue after January 2009 is really going to be an eye opener.


4 posted on 06/27/2008 11:21:21 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (De-Globalize yourself !)
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To: Rufus2007
They sound more and more like Obama with each passing day.

...and he is an abject marxist.

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA


5 posted on 06/27/2008 11:22:19 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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How long before these libtards want another hike in the minimum wage to offset the cost of gas for lower income people?
6 posted on 06/27/2008 11:24:44 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Huh?)
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To: Rufus2007

Of course it’s positive.

The people this will force out of their cars aren’t enlightened newsroom people. It’s something that’ll happen to those bitter religious folks in small towns that you see on TV.. why they’re barely people at all, what’s a little want and inconvenience for them when carbon footprints are at stake?

Pass the beaujolais!


7 posted on 06/27/2008 11:25:06 AM PDT by CGTRWK
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To: Rufus2007

I hate it when these people pat us on the head...


8 posted on 06/27/2008 11:25:29 AM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: Rufus2007
Although $7 gas would do the most harm to low-income Americans, David praised the effects it would have in easing congestion.

...especially at the grocery store, where there would be far fewer people in line, because they'd spent all their money on gas. These upscale liberal weasels just have no clue of the pain some people are in. Anyone who can up their charitable giving at all, please do so. These are our neighbors. I just found out the people three doors down from us walked away and let the bank take their house.

9 posted on 06/27/2008 11:26:49 AM PDT by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: Rufus2007

PELOSI-REID CONGRESS PUTS MOTORING PUBLIC AT HIGHER RISK!

— NEW MPG STANDARDS REDUCE SAFETY OF VEHICLES TO UNACCEPTABLE

LEVELS FOR CRASHWORTHINESS!

— designers of cars have reached a Point of Diminished Safety as they are forced

to use more and more light materials that expose driver and passengers to

greater physical harm in a crash! Slower speeds would help but they are not

enforceable in the American Culture! Problem? Lack of Personal Discipline in our

rank-and-file population!

— putting POLITICS above the SAFETY OF THE CITIZEN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!

— should POLITICIANS who cannot pass an 8th grade science test decide what

kind of cars and products you should buy?

— WHERE DO THEY FIND THEIR EXPERTS WHO TESTIFY REGARDING SCIENCE &

TECHNOLOGY? ANSWER: UNIVERSITIES, GREEN THINK TANKS &

PROFESSORS WHO WANT MULT-MILLION DOLLAR GOVNMT RESEARCH

GRANTS!


10 posted on 06/27/2008 11:26:56 AM PDT by griswold3 (Al qaeda is guilty of hirabah (war against society) Penalty is death.)
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To: nina0113
Let gas get to that and this is what we should see decending upon Washington, only in larger numbers:


11 posted on 06/27/2008 11:37:07 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (PUT AN END TO ORGANIZED CRIME. ABOLISH THE I.R.S.)
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To: Rufus2007
The moonbats and drive-by's think this is great. A great way to destroy the automobile as we know it, oil companies, suburbs, the whole bit. And it'll be quicker that the global warming slow death to the economy.

I think this will really boomerang on them, though. The American people are getting more and more fed up with the Pelosi-Reid run-up in gas prices.

12 posted on 06/27/2008 11:37:47 AM PDT by colorado tanker (Number nine, number nine, number nine . . .)
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To: nina0113

Yea, and they are all Socialist creeps that want America to go down so they can take over and run our country their way. They were shaking in their boots when The Supreme Court ruled the Washington D. C. gun ban was unconstitutional.


13 posted on 06/27/2008 11:39:11 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Rufus2007
"Family of six gunned down by released mental patient. Brian Jones has this report --"

"This is Brian Jones. The carbon footprint of this city just got a little smaller. Air pollution, water pollution, and greenhouse gases are all expected to diminish in the wake of this afternoon's brutal killing of a family of six ..."

14 posted on 06/27/2008 11:39:43 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Et si omnes ego non)
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To: Rufus2007

Behave like Europeans? Did the idiots who wrote this piece actually have a clue about how bad traffic is in any major European city? Apparently $10 a gallon gas isn’t causing people there to abandon their cars.


15 posted on 06/27/2008 11:43:00 AM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: Rufus2007

I Know! I know! Let’s raise food prices until we cure Obesity in America!


16 posted on 06/27/2008 11:51:34 AM PDT by Sundog (Hussein . . . B. Hussein or S. Hussein?)
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To: Sundog

Obviously I need to live in a city, close to a bus, where i can grow my own vegetables and have a chicken and a goat at least. Maybe then I could afford to live in this new world.


17 posted on 06/27/2008 11:56:45 AM PDT by Aria (Obama: Porluck for President! "I serve as a blank screen on which people..project their own views")
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To: CGTRWK
those bitter religious folks

Don't you mean those bitter, gun-loving, meat-eating, Reagan-worshiping, family-oriented, "never shopped at Whole Foods", religious folks?

Obama will outlaw all of these traits.
18 posted on 06/27/2008 12:08:41 PM PDT by Sociopathocracy (Ad majorem Dei gloriam)
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To: nina0113

....our local food bank is T-A-P-P-E-D O-U-T....they’ve never seen such an onslaught....we’re taking down one pound bags of rice, beans, ect.


19 posted on 06/27/2008 12:17:20 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: Rufus2007

(It would certainly ease congestion.)

He’s actually right. I already can see a difference on the roads. This will mean that only the rich will be able to drive, and they will enjoy less congestion. So much for liberals caring for the poor! We now know that between their socialist agenda and the poor which one is more important!


20 posted on 06/27/2008 12:28:44 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: Rufus2007

Exactly. They want us to look like China.


21 posted on 06/27/2008 12:32:01 PM PDT by Malacoda (A day without a pi$$ed-off muslim is like a day without sunshine.)
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To: Rufus2007

IF they so badly want us to behave like Europeans, lets by all means do so.

Let’s start by upping the amount of our electricity produced by nuclear (Europe has far more than the US), and lets start importing their European diesel vehicles too (some of which get 75 mpg)!


22 posted on 06/27/2008 12:32:48 PM PDT by twntaipan (NOBAMA! Say No to B.O.!)
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To: isrul
Seems they're ignoring the fact that all other prices will skyrocket. At some point hungry, jobless people may take action against those who are trying to kill them.

But when? Apparently it's not at $4 a gallon. $5? $6? $10? What is it going to take to get people to wake up? Tell you what, if I were a RAT politician, I'd be doing the same thing because it sure doesn't look like it's going to be any time soon. They could actually get serious majorities in both houses of Congress and grab the White House while they're advocating policies directly contributing to $4 and higher gas. That's astounding! It's also absolutely terrifying for what it says about the voting public.

23 posted on 06/27/2008 12:42:05 PM PDT by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: winner3000
So much for liberals caring for the poor!

The way they're going to care for the poor is to hire extra gardeners, so the ones they have won't have to work so hard.

24 posted on 06/27/2008 12:45:42 PM PDT by nina0113 (If fences don't work, why does the White House have one?)
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To: Sociopathocracy
"When you see the "Obamanation" that causes desolation (spoken through the prophet Daniel) then head for them thar hills"

Bitter religious folk

25 posted on 06/27/2008 12:49:46 PM PDT by KriegerGeist (Lifetime member of the "Christian-Radical-Right-Wing-Kook-Factor")
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To: Dahoser
Well I'm already there. I heat with oil. IF ti went to 7 bucks a gallon, I have an almost 300 gallon tank that needs filling 5 time a year. $2100 x 5 =10500 bucks more a year plus add i driving costs and all the skyrocketing cost of everything else. I'm ready to hang every one of them. this is not the result of the free market. This is the result of govt. insanity. If they persist on taking action to kill me, I will not go quietly. In fact, I will do everything in my power to make them go first.
26 posted on 06/27/2008 12:54:56 PM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: isrul
And I'm sure you just didn't get angry this morning. For the life of me, I cannot understand why people complain about the prices, but refuse to do anything about it. Well, actually, maybe I do.

Here in the People's Republic of New York, the Politburo put an additional $1.75 tax on cigarettes at the beginning of this month. $5 one day, $6.75 the next. You would think that would make enough of an impression on people to do something. You would think. So here's my wife who makes her own with an injector (thanks to a great post that appeared in these parts a few years back) talking to coworkers last week about the high prices and telling them how she makes her own and it's lot less money plus they don't have all the garbage in them that premade cigarettes have. Do I need to finish the story? Yup, they all said, "Oh, that's too much work. I can't be bothered doing all that!"

So despite an enormous tax increase that upset these people and the offer of a solution to counteract it, they don't want do anything about it. Complain? Sure. Do anything? No. Pathetic. Utterly, utterly pathetic. And you know it's the same pathetic attitude they have about oil prices.

27 posted on 06/27/2008 1:56:15 PM PDT by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Rufus2007

CIBC based its prediction on $200-per-barrel oil by 2010.

2010?? Yeah right. Oil could be $200 a barrel by the end of this summer.

28 posted on 06/27/2008 1:56:51 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: Rufus2007

I read the article, but couldn’t find where anyone was portraying $7.00 gas as positive.


29 posted on 06/27/2008 2:08:14 PM PDT by Crystal Cove
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To: Dahoser
I also live in NYS. And alas, I must agree with you. People do nothing on their own unless a leader appears. This could be good or terrible. But at some point, it must happen. We could end up with a Hitler or someone on the level of a founding father. It's a toss u[. all I know, for sure, is that millions are going to die. And I prefer that they not be Americans.
30 posted on 06/27/2008 2:34:51 PM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: Rufus2007
10 million vehicles off U.S. roads

How will they ever make up all that lost revenue. Hmm.

31 posted on 06/27/2008 2:38:54 PM PDT by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Everything the left does and wants to do seems to screw the poor.


32 posted on 06/27/2008 4:39:31 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: Rufus2007
forecasted $7-a-gallon gas prices by 2010, which according to some analysts would force 10 million vehicles off U.S. roads over four years.

Sending 20+ million illegals back home will get 10 million vehicles off the road as well. That would also go a long way toward fighting the dreaded urban sprawl.

33 posted on 06/27/2008 4:47:01 PM PDT by RJL
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To: Dahoser
But when? Apparently it's not at $4 a gallon. $5? $6? $10? What is it going to take to get people to wake up?

This is what I can't begin to figure out.

34 posted on 06/28/2008 2:22:03 PM PDT by riri (A vote for McCain is giving up!)
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