Cable News Avoided Economists In Debt Debate

The watchdog group Media Matters for America said in a report Wednesday that only 4% of the people brought on to talk about the debt ceiling issue on CNN, Fox News Channel and MSNBC this summer were actual economists.

Most were politicians. Media Matters said that’s understandable, given that Congress and the president decided the issue, but that it was important to include in the debate people with an expertise in the economy.


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