In yet another report that dissects who's being asked to talk politics on the Sunday Talk Shows, the NY Times reports that once again Conservatives are called to appear on their shows much more than Liberals are.
Are you surprised?
The parade of politicians on the Sunday morning talk shows veers to the right, not the left.
Conservative members of the current Congress have appeared more often on the network talk shows than their liberal counterparts. Senators and representatives from the conservative end of the ideological spectrum have made 57 percent of the appearances, compared with 42 percent for liberals, according to an Upshot analysis of data collected by American University.
This slightly lopsided distribution is primarily the result of three Republicansenators’ frequent visits to the network shows: John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Mitch McConnell. Because of the Republican Party’s control of the House during the past three years, its leaders and committee chairmen are presented with more opportunities to discuss the latest political news.
Participants in the 2008 and 2012 presidential nominating contests also helped boost conservative representation: Paul D. Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman who was the G.O.P.‘s 2012 vice-presidential nominee, made 46 appearances between early January 2009 and Aug. 3 this year.
The fact that the talk shows book McCain and Goober Graham so much is indicative on how poorly the shows are run since these two war-hawks are consistently wrong on all foreign policy decisions.
When the Sunday shows have turned to former members of Congress, the same ideological pattern emerges: Conservatives have made 56 percent of the appearances, compared with 41 percent for liberals. As a group, the former conservative lawmakers were slightly more liberal than their current counterparts.
I wonder how this data correlates with Obama's dropping poll numbers since all these conservative guests do is whine and cry about our freedoms and our safety being taken away from us from a Marxist Muslim in the White House. The beltway media elites are always telling America that the Democratic party needs to go right if they want to be successful even though that's ludicrous, but why are they putting those practices in place for their network news shows?