Tomorrow is Media Bias Sunday! Or as I like to call it, Librul Media My Ass Sunday. Previously I kept a running tally of all things unfair, unbalanced for years via the infamous TPC Media Bias Sunday Talk scoreboard. Now the series is a regular feature at Radio Or Not.
Let’s not beat around the Jebya Bush: No matter who’s in the White House or runs Congress, the corporate media nearly always has more GOP guests appearing on Sunday talk shows than Democratic guests, many of them to the right of right. Tea party right. “Planned Parenthood ate your babies” right.
As for giving real live, genuine, lefty liberals a national audience? Fugetaboutit. That rarely happens.
When the opposing party had their debates, who dominated the guest lists? Republicans. When a Democrat is in the White House, who are viewers more exposed to on Sunday mornings? Republicans. When there’s a GOP president, which party outnumbers the other on Sunday? Republican.
This week, there is a grand total of ONE Democratic guest. ONE. One lonely lefty voice among TEN on the right. Apparently, Dems don’t have opinions worth sharing with viewers.
This is not a complete list of political guests and is subject to change at the whim of the Corporate Media. I try not to include panels, because they usually include mostly Republicans, and if there are “Democrats,” they’re about as “liberal” as, well, Harold Ford.
And as you may have noticed, Fox is not included, because, well come on, what’s the point?
ABC’s “This Week” — Ben Carson (R); Carly Fiorina (R); Paul Ryan (R).
CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Marco Rubio (R); Paul Ryan (R); Steny H. Hoyer (D).
CNN’s “State of the Union” — John Kasich (R); John Boehner (R); Paul Ryan (R).
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Jeb Bush (R); Paul Ryan (R).
It’s time to do the math:
Red Rs + Red Rs, carry the pi, divided by D, times Bias, minus even-handedness… calculating…
Total: 10 Rs, 1 D. Please feel free to check the addition and political affiliations.
There it is: Your librul media at work.