Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Did oil companies try to manipulate the election?

A commentator on NPR's Marketplace says yes, according to Kos diarist Clem Yeobright:

MP commentator Jamie Court gives a definitive answer:

[I]n the run-up to the election, oil companies cut gasoline prices 500 percent more than their raw material cost fell.

Note that there is no 'Some might think . . .' or 'There are those who say . . .' about this. (See theyrereal's incisive diary on this phenomenon.) The evidence, to Court, is just too clear. His source? Department of Energy data.


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