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:
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!
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!