Fox Floats A New Conspiracy Theory That Obama Let the Gulf Oil Leak Happen

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A brand new Obama/oil leak conspiracy theory is making the rounds courtesy of Fox News and Fox Business. The network is alleging that Obama intentionally let the oil leak so that he could ban offshore drilling. Eric Bolling said, “Are you sure they didn’t let it leak so he could renege on his promise to, to, to allow some offshore drilling?”

Here is the video of Eric Bolling on Fox Business courtesy of Media Matters:

Bolling floated his conspiracy theory to Alan Comes that Obama didn’t really want to stop the leak, “Let me ask you this, alright, Alan, day one. That leak came and BP said there’s about 42,000 gallons — 1,000 barrels a day were leaking. About day nine, they said, you know, it looks like it’s going to be 5,000 barrels per day, 210,000 gallons. Today, day 38, we find it’s likely a million gallons a day. Had the Obama administration gone in there, sent the Army Corps of Engineers into that hole, into that — the, the, the dig, and find out that there’s a million gallons a day, and BP had no way of stopping this, they may have started then, not day 38.”

He then asked Colmes, “Are you sure they didn’t let it leak so he could renege on his promise to, to, to allow some offshore drilling?” Colmes responded by mocking Bolling for going all black helicopter, “Oh, that’s what — it’s a big conspiracy. Hey, there’s a black helicopter. Yeah, it’s all about reneging on a permit, that’s right.”

Bolling was also on Fox News floating the same theory with Neal Cavuto:

Cavuto said, “I don’t want to sound too jaded or cynical, but do you think a lot of this was baked into the energy cake? I don’t know. This accident happened as horrific as it was and is, and it provided a very good excuse to just say no, no to drill baby drill.” In case you don’t understand the conspiracy theory, here it is. After supporting expanding offshore drilling since the 2008 presidential campaign, and announcing an expansion of offshore drilling recently, suddenly, Obama changed his mind, and when the explosion occurred in the Gulf, he saw his chance to go back on his word and get rid of offshore drilling.

Like most conspiracy theories, this one when closely examined makes no sense. Obama announced at the beginning of April an expansion of offshore drilling, so why would he suddenly change his mind? The President of the United States doesn’t need a disaster in the Gulf to change his position offshore drilling, and the idea that Obama would let the Gulf Coast be ruined so that he could reverse course on a policy decision is absurd. The only people dumber than these conspiracy theories are the people on Fox News who are advancing them. This one has no logic, no merit, and it makes no sense.

11 Replies to “Fox Floats A New Conspiracy Theory That Obama Let the Gulf Oil Leak Happen”

  1. Just when you thought the only decent person left at Fox was cavuto, he walks the plank right in front of your eyes.


    Just as the Hawaii government slammed the door on the moronic birthers, Fox fires back with its next installment of lies.


  2. Well looks like the stupidity never ends on Faux Lies Network. These idiots are about the MOST silliest bunch of excuses for humans I have ever seen. I am not going to even waste my time on this, this is just plain outright slander. I wish Obama would sue them for slander, cause he would win that battle with the facts. Obama is a law professor, not an oil field worker, just what the hell could he do except observe and be briefed by his scientific advisor. It’s hard to believe that people actually believe this but I know the Tea Buggers will, they are the heart of Faux Lies Network (FLN).

  3. So Obama didn’t fix the leak so he could stop drilling for oil…
    Maybe President Bush allowed 9/11 to happen so he could invade Iraq…?


    the logic is irrefutable!

  4. @Greg, There is something succinctly silly about Obama in collusion with BP to not fix the well, knowing that BP would be losing millions (perhaps billions in the long run) per day that the well isnt fixed. Im sure that he along with BP whose job it is to dig MORE offshore wells went together just to give O’Doocy something to say that made him look smart for a second..

    Can you imagine Fox thinking that deeply then dismissing the thought? Or not considering that others can think deeper than them?

    Lets face it, had Obama just sat on his hands it wouldn’t have mattered. BP was the one fixing the well not Obama, and had Obama tried to collude with them not to fix it, I am sure they would have screamed about it.

    You are right, “the logic is irrefutable!”

  5. Treasonous lies. These morons are so far off the rail not even their god can save them. Though I’m not so sure godx would want anything to do with these as*es.

  6. Everybody check out the abovementioned site…I have been in contact with one Dr. Pam Boss, mentioned therein, & she informs me that their group out there in San Diego has PERFECTED this Low Energy Nuclear reaction (Colloqially & INCORRECTLY known as ‘cold fusion’) process; however, Obamas two chief energy advisors (Drs. Steven Koonin & Steven Chu) are both guys interested in continuing the status quo, and since they don’t even believe this is Possible, and they are shortstopping news of this success BEFORE it reaches our presidents’ ears!!! Call the WH (202-456-1111), tell them that they NEED to look into & fully fund the “Low Energy Nuclear Reaction research being done by our Navy at their Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center in San Diego, California”!!!

  7. and I CANNOT Believe how all you people can’t see the BLATANTLY OBVIOUS, hahaha; Obama CLEARLY ALLOWED this oil to gush uncontrollably into the gulf so that he would have a cheap political talking point; just as lil dubya knowingly allowed the 9/11 attacks to proceed so he would be able to vilify them Arabs for the remainder of his eight-year long Reign Of Terror! Why, Of COURSE!!!!

  8. The fact is this drilling is and has been allowed for years obviously without any valid disaster recovery plan. I find that hard to believe. The other thing is how long has offshore drilling been going for now? I believe at least 50 years. Has this problem never been encountered before? I find that hard to believe. In either case this will raise gas prices and force the world into the use of alternative fuel sources. As far as Obama letting this happen I don’t think so. But I do blame our government for allowing the possibility of this to happen without a known to work disaster recovery plan. Even after all of the oil spills in the past it appears no one has learned a thing..

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