Yglesias

Who Gets Televised

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New report from the ThinkProgress team shows Republicans outnumbered Democrats 2-1 on television discussing the stimulus plan, even though the House GOP minority is essentially powerless and irrelevant:

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I think the basic way to understand TV booking practices is this. When the GOP is in power, it’s important to have more Republican guests because they’re the influential newsmakers. And when the GOP is out of power, it’s important to have more Republican guests to provide an alternative point-of-view to that presented by the powers that be.