If It’s Sunday It’s White, Republican Men
From Think Progress and FAIR:
An exhaustive new study by media watchdog Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting shows that the Sunday morning talk shows have been dominated over the last eight months by white, Republican men.
Between June 2011 and February of this year, 70 percent of all one-on-one interviewees on the four biggest political talk shows — NBC’s Meet the Press, ABC’s This Week, CBS’s Face the Nation and Fox News Sunday — were Republicans. The numbers were even more lopsided in favor of men and white guests:
In the last years of the Bush administration I read an article — don’t remember where or the name of the author — that talked about interviews with several news honchos about the prevalence of Republican men on the Sunday morning talk shows. The honchos unanimously said Republicans were on more often than Democrats because a Republican was in the White House.
Guess we know now that was a big fat lie.
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