In this very special episode of MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show, a sitting U.S. senator calmly explains to the show's host that climate science and empirical evidence are wrong because Bible…
Part 2 after the jump…
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Coverage continues as Jon Stewart's delves into the depths of cable news coverage after the jump.
The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11/10c.
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A couple of dudes over at Think Progress used their masculine natural math skills to work up some statistics on all the times that guests have been invited onto a cable news network to discuss the recent birth control/insurance controversy, and they discovered that men were twice as likely as women to be invited to speak…
Out of a total of 146 guests who discussed contraception, the cables invited 91 men compared to 55 women as commentators. In other words, males comprised 62 percent of the total guests who commented on contraception.
Fox was the most gender stratified network — on the Business network, 10 of 11 guests were male; on the News side, male pundits took up 65 percent of the guest lineup (28 men vs. 15 women). Sixty percent of MSNBC's lineup was male (44 men vs. 31 women). And while CNN was more evenly balanced, it was still slightly tilted in favor of male perspectives (9 men vs. 8 women).
To be fair, this doesn't necessarily have anything to do with a vein of latent sexism run through the cable news system. It could just be something as simple as this: Maybe all the women were busy having babies?
Tags: CNN, Fox News, Men and Women, MSNBC, Sex
From The CC Insider…
This afternoon, Stephen Colbert appeared at a rally in South Carolina with Herman Cain, but earlier this morning, he met up with another Republican with an unsettling smile: Joe Scarborough. As you can see in the complete interview below, Stephen covered everything from his position on open marriages to using jungle animals to fight crime.
Watch Stephen promote today's rally on last night's Report by dueting with James Taylor on "Carolina in My Mind," and you can also see Joe Scarborough's last appearance on the show right here.
The Colbert Report airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30/10:30c.
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Apparently Newt Gingrich has a half-sister and neither of her halves like men. Candace Gingrich-Jones is a gay rights advocate who is married to a woman (Newt did not attend the wedding) and is apparently the cool one in the family — she was even in an episode of Friends. So what if she married a woman? Newt Gingrich married three of them.
Last night, she appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show to engage in some sibling rivalry…
When I first saw this story, I misread it as "half-gay sister" and thought, "Newt Gingrich isn't even tolerant of his sister being half-gay?"
And then I realized how ignorant I was, and that's why I decided to run for the Republican nomination.
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