Where is this liberal Media that these conservatives, Ann Coulter for one, are constantly complaining about, aside from Keith Oberman most if not all the rest of the talking heads are concervative Chris Matthews - Conservative, Wolf Blitzer - Concervative, Bill O'Reilly - Ultra Conservative, Calson Tucker, Sean Hannidy, Joe Scarbourough - All Concervative, mediamatters.org posted a study of Sunday talk show guests on ABC, CBS and NBC from 1997 - 2005
Among the study's key findings: and I Quote
â€¢ The balance between Democrats/progressives and Republicans/conservatives was roughly equal during Clinton's second term, with a slight edge toward Republicans/conservatives: 52 percent of the ideologically identifiable guests were from the right, and 48 percent were from the left. But in Bush's first term, Republicans/ conservatives held a dramatic advantage, outnumbering Democrats/progressives by 58 percent to 42 percent. In 2005, the figures were an identical 58 percent to 42 percent.
â€¢ Counting only elected officials and administration representatives, Democrats had a small advantage during Clinton's second term: 53 percent to 45 percent. In Bush's first term, however, the Republican advantage was 61 percent to 39 percent -- nearly three times as large.
â€¢ In both the Clinton and Bush administrations, conservative journalists were far more likely to appear on the Sunday shows than were progressive journalists. In Clinton's second term, 61 percent of the ideologically identifiable journalists were conservative; in Bush's first term, that figure rose to 69 percent.
â€¢ In 1997 and 1998, the shows conducted more solo interviews with Democrats/progressives than with Republicans/conservatives. But in every year since, there have been more solo interviews with Republicans/conservatives.
â€¢ The most frequent Sunday show guest during this nine-year period is Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who has appeared 124 times. Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE) has been the most frequent guest since 2003.
â€¢ In every year examined by the study -- 1997 - 2005 -- more panels tilted right (a greater number of Republicans/conservatives than Democrats/progressives) than tilted left. In some years, there were two, three, or even four times as many righttitled panels as left-tilted panels.
â€¢ Congressional opponents of the Iraq war were largely absent from the Sunday shows, particularly during the period just before the war began.
and that doesnt even include the rest of the week or talk radio that is almost completely dominated by conservatives, only progressive talk radio I get in my area is on the Internet, and I live in NY a Democratic Stong Ground, and all we get is these right wing nut jobs. Granted the media used to be a little more liberal, but we're talking almost 10 years ago, but the conservatives continue to beat this puppy, thats what Ann Coulters is all about, beating on liberals using slander and name calling to do it, and then turn around and say thats what the left does, are you kidding me, the left barely even has a voice anymore, and you look at all the liberal bloggers and conservative bloggers, with exceptions, the conservative tend to be a little more slanderous, there are exceptions, but this is just my observation of thingsComment Posted By Johnny Rocket On 15.06.2006 @ 10:43
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