Fox News – A Slow News Day!

I have been watching the news and fuel prices over the past few weeks like every other concerned trucker in this country. I have noticed fuel prices in my state have risen .30-.40 cents per gallon over the past month. The reason for the price increase seems to be the formulation of summer fuel blends. Does this include diesel?

Anyway, I was watching Fox News this morning and watched for several hours while they were covering “Breaking News” out of a Dallas Suburb. The “news” was an apparent gas line break from a pipeline construction area. Because of the apparent lack of real news today, Neil Cavuto described the events as a “giant disruption” in our natural gas supply! He went on to say that this could “contribute to higher gas prices”, but fortunately, the “markets” were closed at the time. Just what we need to give the oil and gas companies a reason to hike up our fuel prices again!

Here is an email I sent to Mr. Cavuto this afternoon:

Neil,

Are you kidding me? You are calling the gas-line rupture in Texas a refinery fire? Obviously it seems the tractor was doing some trenching work and it struck a natural gas line!

I am a former firefighter and know that these types of fires occur on almost a daily basis somewhere in the country. It seems as if Fox News want’s to sensationalize on the pictures coming from the fire scene. When you have that kind of pressure behind a natural gas line, it is going to send flames several dozen, if not hundreds of feet into the air.

Did I miss something? Is this sweeps week? Quit speculating that this “might” spike gas prices! A “great disruption”! Please, stop Neil! It is just giving the oil barons a reason to stick it to us again!

James B.”

One reason I usually watch Fox News is because they don’t usually sensationalize on speculative news. Come on Fox, give us all a break and stick to what is really important and what is actually factual!

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5 comments

  1. Great message! You’ve got some good info here and I think it’s the result of your experience and your passion to pass this knowledge on to others.

    In my freight broker training program, I try to teach clients how to uncover those shippers who aren’t being called by every freight broker in the country.

    Some seem to pick up on this – some don’t. But this industry is enormous. I’m working on some more ideas on how to uncover these shippers who may be waiting patiently or impatiently for trucks.

  2. Great message! You’ve got some good info here and I think it’s the result of your experience and your passion to pass this knowledge on to others.

    In my freight broker training program, I try to teach clients how to uncover those shippers who aren’t being called by every freight broker in the country.

    Some seem to pick up on this – some don’t. But this industry is enormous. I’m working on some more ideas on how to uncover these shippers who may be waiting patiently or impatiently for trucks.

  3. The reason that fuel prices are skyrocketing is twofold: A: Venezuela “nationalized” it’s oil industry. The 7 major companies with investments there including 5 major American oil companies lost a bundle of dough. They are trying to recoup their lost investment from all of us and their friends down at the White House are of course in on it. B: The is a Presidential election coming up and the party of the oilmen and oil-fueled global-warming is still smarting from their showing in the mid-term elections. Probably 50 Cents of the 75-cent increase since January is being saved for a massive TV blitz slamming the Democratic candidates in the next election. You think that they didn’t like John Kerry, wait til you hear what they say about Hillary or Obama.

    Small refinery fires and gas-line breaks contribute only in a very marginal way. Of course, FOX news is in on it, too. They are the network of the party of the oilmen and doubters of global warming. Remember, any solution to global warming will just plain kill the economy of the oilmen and those who protect them.

    Moral of the story: Support your Democratic candidates, drive less, buy less gas. Don’t buy products from companies that advertise on FOX news.

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