USA Today Joins CNN, ABC in Inflating Gas Prices on Websites

Screenshot of USAToday.com from morning of 5/13/2008 | NewsBusters.orgABCNews.com did it last week, CNN.com in April. Today, it's USAToday.com's turn.

"Average gas prices set record at $3.72 a gallon" reads the teaser headline on the USAToday.com Web site. Yet the photo (by Justin Sullivan, Getty Images) accompanying the teaser on the front page shows a gas marquee with gasoline at $4.09-a-gallon.

That's a media markup of 9.9 percent.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters