Thursday, January 29, 2009

Graph of the Day

Swiped from Steve Benen, who observes:

When Republicans were in the majority, and controlled the White House, Senate, and House, it was important to air the GOP perspective. Now that Democrats are in control, it's still apparently paramount to let Americans know what Republicans are thinking.

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That Eric Alterman sure knows what he's talking about.


Anonymous said...

Ironically, Fux "News" of all outlets is the closest to "Fair and Balanced" according to that graph, while MSRNC really is an arm of the RNC.

bjkeefe said...

Nice catch.

I think some of the disparity may be explained by the hypothesis that Fox and MSNBC get some opposite party people on purely for the sake of grilling them and trying to make them look bad.

In the case of MSNBC, another factor is that they really are only a liberal-leaning station a few hours a day. I imagine "Morning Joe" has on quite a few Republicans just to pitch them softballs, for example.