I have not heard one story about falling gas prices that did not either “question the timing” or warn of future increases. Evidently the reporting I have seen is representative, according to Newsbusters:
- In 35 straight business days of falling gas prices, evening news shows emphasized “high” or “rising” gas prices more often than falling prices.
- In half the stories where journalists mentioned falling gas prices, they undermined the news with warnings of future price increases.
- It took NBC three weeks to report falling prices on the “Nightly News.” By that time, the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline had fallen 24 cents.
Where I live in NC the average price now is about $2.15, but about an hour drive away it is under $2. How much is gas where you live?