With everyone looking somewhat moderate compared to Fox, and with all the fake cries of media bias from the right, it is often easy to forget the degree to which conservatives dominate broadcast and cable news. (This includes CNN, which continues to hire far more conservatives than liberals, including one from the Andrew Beitbart school of faking the news). Just one example can be seen most weeks on the Sunday interview shows. Here’s Steve Benen’s count on today’s shows:
Looking over the guest lists for all of the Sunday shows, viewers will see two Republican senators (McCain, Graham), three Republican House members (Boehner, Ryan, Schilling), three likely Republican presidential candidates (Barbour, Gingrich, Pawlenty) … and zero Democrats from Congress or the Obama administration.
It’s a little worse than usual as generally there is at least one token Democrat. In general, if it’s Sunday, its meet the Republicans.