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OReilly Claims He Is Personally Responsible For Lower Gas Prices

By Payson Schwin  

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In an interview yesterday with Fox News’s Neil Cavuto, Bill O’Reilly claimed that his reporting intimidated oil company CEOs into lowering gasoline prices:

O’REILLY: I have guys inside the five major oil companies – my father used to work for one of those oil companies by the way – who have told me that in those meetings they look for every way to jack up oil prices after Katrina, every way, when they didn’t have to. They got scared because of my reporting and reporting of some others. They said, “Uh ho.”

CAVUTO: So wait a minute, you’re not, you’re taking credit for gas prices being down from where they are?

O’REILLY: I said my reporting and some reporting of others. They got scared.

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Full transcript below:

CAVUTO: Ok. Gas prices are down a lot. Why do you think that is?

O’REILLY: Because they’re afraid they were going to go to jail. They were afraid they were going to get the Enron treatment and those CEOs who manipulated them up”¦

CAVUTO: Why are you sure they have manipulated them?

O’REILLY: Because I have inside guys who tell me that.

CAVUTO: That the CEO’s of these companies, who are part of a cabal”¦

O’REILLY: I have guys inside the five major oil companies – my father used to work for one of those oil companies by the way – who have told me that in those meetings they look for every way to jack up oil prices after Katrina, every way, when they didn’t have to. They got scared because of my reporting and reporting of some others. They said, “Uh ho.”

CAVUTO: So wait a minute, you’re not, you’re taking credit for gas prices being down from where they are?

O’REILLY: I said my reporting and some reporting of others. They got scared.

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