media bias sunday talk chart benen

The above chart comes courtesy of Steve Benen. Please follow that link to read the whole post, because it’s a good one:

For the third straight year, I tallied up the guests for “Meet the Press,” “Face the Nation,” “This Week,” “State of the Union,” and “Fox News Sunday,” and in 2015, Donald Trump was the big winner, making 36 appearances (Rogers won last year with 30). To put the Republican presidential frontrunner’s tally in perspective, that works out to an average of roughly one appearance every 1.4 weeks – or three Sunday show appearances a month, every month for a year. 


 Broadly speaking, once again, Republican voices easily outnumbered their Democratic counterparts last year. The above chart shows every political figure who made 10 or more Sunday show appearances this year – based on Nexis transcripts and the shows’ archives – with red columns representing Republicans and blue columns representing Democrats… every year, it seems it’s GOP voices who dominate.

Benen and I agree, which is why I call tomorrow’s lineup Media Bias Sunday AKA 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.

Today there’s a Democratic forum being held in Iowa. It hasn’t even gotten a mention on the so-called “liberal” news outlet MSNBC. It’s not on TV at all, but it is being streamed at 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, which once again failed to post the info online. I’m forced to use my own hard copy as a reference. 

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?

Please note: THE ONLY DEMOCRAT ON ANY OF THE SHOWS is Denis McDonough. Nobody else is represented.

ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Marco Rubio (R); White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough (D); Sen. Mitch McConnell (R).

CBS’ “Face the Nation” — House Speaker Paul Ryan (R); Gov. Chris Christie (R); Sen. Rand Paul (R).

CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sen. Ted Cruz (R); White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough (D).

NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Donald Trump (again) (R); White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough (D); Alex Castellanos (R); Ben Ginsberg (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: 9 Rs, 3 Ds. Please feel free to check the addition and political affiliations.

There it is: Your librul media at work.