Tuesday, March 14, 2006

If it's Sunday, it's Conservative

A Media Matters Report...

Executive Summary...
The Sunday-morning talk shows on ABC, CBS, and NBC are where the prevailing opinions are aired and tested, policymakers state their cases, and the left and right in American politics debate the pressing issues of the day on equal ground. Both sides have their say and face probing questions. Or so you would think.

In fact, as this study reveals, conservative voices significantly outnumber progressive voices on the Sunday talk shows. Media Matters for America conducted a content analysis of ABC’s This Week, CBS’ Face the Nation, and NBC’s Meet the Press, classifying each one of the nearly 7,000 guest appearances during President Bill Clinton’s second term, President George W. Bush’s first term, and the year 2005 as either Democrat, Republican, conservative, progressive, or neutral. The conclusion is clear: Republicans and conservatives have been offered more opportunities to appear on the Sunday shows -- in some cases, dramatically so.
LINK: If it's Sunday, it's conservative

Interesting...check out Media Matters -- there are some great clips, stories, and other news on that site. It is a good site to keep updated with.

-Mr. Joseph

UPDATE (12/3/07):
LINK: If It's Sunday, It's Still Conservative

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