Cable Debate over Stimulus Bill Dominated by Republicans

ThinkProgress.org has published an analysis of media coverage of the House stimulus package. In the analysis, ThinkProgress found that Republican lawmakers appeared twice as often on the five major cable news networks–CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, and MSNBC:

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The analysis builds on a report issued in 2007 by Media Matters called “If It’s Sunday, It’s Still Conservative” that found the Sunday political talk shows overwhelmingly featured Republican guests. At the time, the shows denied that it was proof of bias and said that they were simply reflecting who was in power.

Over the past week, media coverage of the stimulus package has heavily advanced Republican criticisms.

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