FAIR survey finds torturers well-represented on TV news
A new FAIR study finds that torture defenders outnumbered critics of torture by nearly 2 to 1 in TV news coverage of the Senate Intelligence Committee report released on December 9.
FAIR surveyed the guests of nine news programs for the week of December 7 to December 14, when discussion of the torture report’s findings was most prominent. The programs included the Sunday talk shows (NBC‘s Meet the Press, CBS‘s Face the Nation, ABC‘s This Week, Fox News Sunday and CNN’s State of the Union) along with four weekday news shows (MSNBC‘sHardball, Fox‘s Special Report, the first hour of CNN‘s Situation Room and the PBS NewsHour).
Of the 104 guests discussing the topic on these shows, 53…
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