Saturday, January 31, 2009
The Debate Imbalance Continues
A new report at ThinkProgress (as reported by the Huffington Post) reveals that the cable news networks are still at the game of Republicans In Charge of the Debate. By a 2-1 margin last week, the networks had more Republicans arguing against the stimulus package than Democrats talking for it.
During the Bush admin, the cable outlets explained away the imbalance because the Repubs held the White House, Congress and the courts. Now they only have the courts (which aren't elected), but the lop-sided tilt continues. Again, I say: bring back the Fairness Doctrine and force the bastards to be more balanced. (By the way, in a small irony, the fairest of the unfair, was Fox News.)