Turns out C-SPANis not just painfully mind-numbing, but it also leans decidedly right in its coverage of think tanks, according to a new evaluation by the Center for Economic and Policy Research. The study finds that right-wing think tanks got 51 percent of C-SPAN's total coverage in 2006, while left-of-center think tanks only got 18 percent of their coverage (a mere 5 percent of which were "progressive" think tanks). The other 31 percent of coverage went to centrist groups. So what happened to C-SPAN's stated mission to provide their audience political coverage "without editing, commentary or analysis and with a balanced presentation of points of view"? Well, you don't need editing or commentary to create an imbalanced presentation when you get to choose whose ideas get coverageIts truly sad when what you always assumed was a non-partisan news channel turns out to be as right-wing as the rest of them.
It really says alot about the fabric of the American public to be deluged hourly with reich-wing talking points but still retain its basic liberal philosophy. I'm just very disillusioned that C-Span is a part of it also.