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.
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. Carl Paladino “Obama is a Muslim” right.
This week there was plenty of news centered around both presidential candidates. Don-Don Trump gave a big economic speech and was his usual infantile, nasty, lying, bigoted self while Hillary Clinton gave a big economic speech and was still dealing with pesky email troubles. Doesn’t matter, because who still dominates the guest lists on Sunday? Republicans.
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” — Sen. Jeff Sessions (R); Leon Panetta (D).
CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Sen. Susan Collins (R); former Defense Secretary William Cohen (R); Tom Ridge (R); former Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt (R); former CIA Director Michael Hayden (I).
CNN’s “State of the Union” — Paul Manafort (R); former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez (R); Rep. Xavier Becerra (D); Julian Assange.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Pre-empted for coverage of the Olympic Games.
It’s time to do the math:
Red Rs + Red Rs, carry the pi, divided by D, times Bias, minus even-handedness… calculating…
Total: 7 Rs, 2 Ds. Please feel free to check the addition and political affiliations.
There it is: Your librul media at work.