Sunday, November 16, 2008

If it’s Sunday, it’s still conservative. In 2006, Media Matters conducted a study on Sunday political talk shows, finding that “Republicans and conservatives have been offered more opportunities to appear on the Sunday shows — in some cases, dramatically so.” From 2001 to 2005, conservative guests outnumbered progressives “by 58 percent to 42 percent.” Atrios notes that [today's] shows will also be dominated by conservative guests:
  • 7 Appearances by Republican current elected officeholders
  • 3 Appearances by Democratic current elected officeholders
  • 2 Appearances by Republican former elected officeholders
  • 1 Appearance by a Bush Cabinet Secretary
  • T. Boone Pickens
  • Ted Turner

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