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[duh; but still] Sunday News Shows Disproportionately Book Guests that = “white, male, senior, Republican”
It is a perennial complaint about American television news: that the guests on the Sunday morning public affairs programs are not representative of the country’s diversity
not surprising. and:
“In 2009 the talk shows told us (by their selection of Congressional guests) that the people who matter are disproportionately white, male, senior and Republican—disproportionate not just when compared to the American population overall, but also when compared to the population of Congress itself,” concluded a study published this month in… a quarterly journal supported by the George Mason University School of Law.
“We are committed to having a diverse group of voices on the program whose opinions and expertise reflect the cultural, economic and political landscape of our country,” said the executive producer of “Meet the Press”
hmmm … but that’s exactly what the report disproves. more:
“We are always looking to represent diverse views on our program, but ‘This Week’ is a news program and so our bookings are dictated by the news and newsmakers,” said …the executive producer of “This Week.”
so it’s that the squeaky wheel gets oiled. the loud-mouth gets the text. the Republicans get on TV.
the rest, here.