Fact Check: Oil price ad battles; Big Oil vs. DNC [Video]


The Washington Post subjects the oil price blame-game ads to their Pinocchio Scale. The video blow is only Part 1. Expect more the longer oil prices remain stubbornly high and as the election year progresses.

The pro-oil American Energy Alliance and the Democratic National Committee exchanged barbs this week over the president’s energy policies, providing a preview of the hard-hitting rhetorical campaigns and rapid-response reactions that will take place as the general election nears.

AEA claimed that it will spend $3.6 million airing the 30-second advertisement in eight states “in the largest effort of its kind in AEA’s history.”

The American Energy Alliance ad mostly recycled and consolidated a number of claims we’ve already fact-checked, but it’s easy to see why this group dragged them back out. The price of gas is at the forefront of voters’ minds, and it’s likely to stay that way until November, with economists predicting that prices will remain high through the summer.

Delve into the facts….

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