Dems love CNN & MSNBC but MRC documents just how much

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

CNN segment still imageA media watchdog that documents left-wing bias has been watching TV and doing some math.

Media Research Center analysts viewed CNN and MSNBC for 540 hours beginning in January, adding up the number of Democrats and Republicans who were interviewed and finding wildly different numbers.

On MSNBC, congressional Democrats were interviewed a whopping 93 percent of the time compared to just seven percent for Republicans.

On CNN, the ratio was also wildly imbalanced: 82 to 18 percent in favor of Democratic guests.

Noyes

Rich Noyes, director of research at MRC, says the lopsided numbers show Democrats are handed the “media microphone” much more that the GOP.  

Not only did Democrats enjoy more TV time, MRC observed, but the Republican guests faced more adversarial, hard-hitting questions from TV show hosts than their Democratic colleagues.  

Hillary Clinton with Rachel MaddowHow lopsided was the grilling? Republicans faced tough questioning 97 percent of the time while Democrats had to answer a hard-hitting question during 2.5 percent of their appearances.

Knowing how the left-wing networks operate, MRC also witnessed the Democrats answering friendly questions that amounted to their own party’s talking points.

“It is a huge favor to one side,” Noyes points out, “when the journalist is basically reading you back your own talking points and is asking you to confirm and elaborate on it. It's an easy interview, a softball interview, compared to a tough one.”

The analysis by MRC, posted newsbusters.org, can be read here.

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