WASHINGTON - February 13 -
-- Media Matters for America to Release Report Detailing Conservative Slant on Sunday Morning Talk Shows
-- Study Shows Democrats and Progressives Significantly Underrepresented on Networks No Matter What Party Occupies the White House
Media Matters for America will release the findings of its first long-range quantitative study on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at a 9:30 a.m. press conference in the National Press Club. The study indicates that conservative voices significantly outnumbered progressive voices on the Sunday shows throughout former President Bill Clinton's second term (1997-2000), President George W. Bush's first term (2001-2004), and 2005.
The report -- titled "If It's Sunday, It's Conservative" -- includes content analysis of NBC's Meet the Press, CBS's Face the Nation and ABC's This Week, classifying each one of the nearly 7,000 guests who appeared during the 1997-2005 period as either Democrat, Republican, conservative, progressive, or neutral.
NOTE: An embargoed copy of the study is available upon request.
-- David Brock, president and CEO, Media Matters for America
-- Paul Waldman, author of report and senior fellow, Media Matters for America
WHAT: Press conference to unveil findings of new report: "If It's Sunday, It's Conservative"
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 9:30 a.m. EST
WHERE: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20045
Continental breakfast will be served.