Sunday, August 23, 2015
Needless to say, the Sunday shows remain skewed towards Republicans as they have almost every single week since I started informally counting. When occasionally called to respond to these discrepancies, they always have their reasons. In the Bush years, there were more Republicans because they had "administration" voices from various Cabinet offices so of course. In the Obama years, it was necessary to give the opposition a voice. I'm sure now it's something like "we have to give everyone in the clown car an opportunity!" My favorite one, trotted out usually when gender imbalance specifically is called out, is some version of "we call Nancy Pelosi's office every week and they always decline." Glad the only name in your rolodex is the one you know will turn you down, smart booker person!
by Atrios at 08:56