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.
This week Hillary Clinton shattered her fundraising goal, plus more of her emails were posted online. Bernie Sanders’ haul was nothing to sneeze, more than $33 million raised in the final quarter of 2015, just short of what Hillary pulled in. That’s news. Doesn’t matter, because who still dominates the guest lists on Sunday? Republicans.
When the opposing party had their debates, who filled more talk show seats? 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.
Time to take a sneak preview of what’s coming up on the Big Media Bias Sunday Talker Line-Up per the Los Angeles Times… okay? Okay.
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” — Dr. Ben Carson (R); Sen. Bernie Sanders (I, running as D).
CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Donald Trump (R); former deputy CIA director Michael Morell (n/a); former National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon (D).
CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I, running as D); Carly Fiorina (R).
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Gov. John Kasich (R); Sen. Rand Paul (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: 5 Rs, 3 Ds. Please feel free to check the addition and political affiliations.
There it is: Your librul media at work.