Wednesday, March 08, 2006

What liberal media?

Media Matters did a study on Hardball, and came up with some interesting numbers. They labeled all the guests that appeared on the show as Democrat, Republican, conservative, progressive, or neutral (nonpartisan, centrist, or having no political orientation) for January and February of 2006.

Here is what Media Matters had to say:
The data reflected in these charts show that the number of Republican/conservative guests has been significantly higher than the number of Democratic/progressive guests. In January, Republicans/conservatives led Democrats/progressives 55 to 38 -- a difference of 59 percent to 41 percent. By February, that advantage had increased: Republican/conservatives outnumbered Democrats/progressives 55 to 34, or 62 percent to 38 percent.
They also did a study on the three of Sunday talk shows, ABC's This Week, CBS' Face the Nation, and NBC's Meet the Press, and came up with similiar results. You can read the summary here, and the detailed report here (pdf)

Like I said... what liberal media.

Media Matters - If It's Sunday, It's Conservative: An analysis of the Sunday talk show guests on ABC, CBS, and NBC, 1997 - 2005

They also