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Report: Most guests on cable news shows are white men

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By: Jamshid Ghazi Askar, Deseret News

A new report by media watchdog group Media Matters concludes there is an inordinate percentage of white males among the guests who appear on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC.

Media Matters - an organization founded in 2004 with money from Democratic Party donors - catalogued the gender and ethnicity of 1,677 guests who appeared on cable news networks during evening hours in April 2013.

“According to the most recent U.S. Census data, white men make up only 31 percent of the U.S. population,” Media Matters reported. “On evening cable news, they represented a much larger percentage of guests - 62 percent of guests on CNN, 60 percent on Fox, and 54 percent on MSNBC.”

The Media Matters data points included:

Percentage of guests who were men

  • CNN: 76 percent
  • Fox News: 71 percent
  • MSNBC: 67 percent
Percentage of guests who were white

  • CNN: 81 percent
  • Fox News: 83 percent
  • MSNBC: 73 percent

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