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Your Liberal Media, At Work

February 2nd, 2009

Remember before 2007, when the news networks had mostly Republicans as guests on prominent talk shows and Democrats seemed few and far between? The networks claimed that it was because Republicans controlled the White House and had majorities in the House and the Senate. The stated message was that more Democrats would be similarly featured in greater proportion were the situation reversed. In fact, network representatives said that more Democrats were favored when Clinton was in office. However, that wasn’t true–guests’ party affiliation was more or less evenly split in the late 90’s. However, you could argue that while Clinton held the White House, Republicans held the Congress, so an even split was justified.

Well, the situation is now truly reversed–in fact, Democrats now have a much stronger presence in D.C. than the Republicans ever had at their peak. So, are Democrats now dominating the talk shows?

ABC’s “This Week”Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.

CBS’ “Face the Nation” – Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and John Kerry, D-Mass.

CNN’s “State of the Union” – Govs. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., and Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich.; Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and John Ensign, R-Nev.

“Fox News Sunday” – Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.; Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Almost evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, with Fox News tipping it rightward, as can be expected.

Were claims of a “Liberal Media” true, then Democrats would have dominated even when Republicans held power; that Republicans still get the mic more than Democrats even when Democrats now hold a far stronger position is not really a great argument for the media being tilted to the left.

I would even be tempted to say that the media seems to be tilted pretty noticeably to the right–but that couldn’t possibly be true, could it?

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  1. etoipi
    February 3rd, 2009 at 11:47 | #1

    A quick thought. Maybe, beyond the spin, they actually believe it some. Consider the thought that to these people (Rush, Coulter, Hannity, etc.) everyone looks liberal – everyone is to the left of them. So – there may be more Republicans getting airtime (or at least more than they deserve based on their electorate)… but to the wingnuts complaining about such things – the airwaves are full of Democrats, RINOS (anyone to the left of them), and liberal journalists (any journalist that doesn’t kowtow to them – even if the journalist is simply trying to stay neutral). Maybe. Maybe. When it comes down to it, however, it doesn’t matter the “reasons”… there is no ultimate excuse for willful stupidity, bigotry, and evil. They need to keep being called on their lies… (thanks).

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