The government is keeping gas prices high on purpose
Bill O'Reilly is a big proponent of this one, the idea being that the Obama administration is intentionally keeping gas prices high in order to push a green energy agenda. "The Obama Administration wants the price of gas to go up as much as possible," O'Reilly said on his show in February. "Right now we are all being taken advantage of by an administration that has an anti-fossil fuel agenda and an oil industry that manipulates the US market."
There's some long-term truth to this: Environmentalists think high gas prices will push people away from fossil fuels. But there's no evidence Obama is scrambling to keep the prices as high "as possible" during an election year.
The media is lying about how many delegates Ron Paul has accrued
Diehard Ron Paul fans believe that the media has fudged the number of delegates Paul is winning. The theory is supported by the candidate himself in emails to supporters like one from last week:
The mainstream media got the Super Tuesday story wrong.
In fact, while I didn't win any state's straw polls, my team expects me to win a plurality of delegates in at least three states, as well as outright majorities in two more of the states that have already started their process.Daily Paul.
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