FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Jess Levin (202) 772-8162
Washington, DC -- Multiple sources are now reporting that the Sunday morning news shows have yet to book a single guest to represent Wisconsin public employees, who are fighting against Gov. Scott Walker's attempt to use a budget deficit as an excuse to deny them a seat at the table to negotiate their benefits and safety.
"Media Matters is incredibly concerned about the lack of voices representing hardworking Americans invited to appear on the Sunday shows this weekend," stated Ari Rabin-Havt, Executive Vice President of Media Matters for America. "The hosts, producers, and bookers owe it to their audience to tell the full story of what is happening in Wisconsin."
"Furthermore, Governors Christie and Walker must be questioned during their appearances about Republican budgets that benefit billionaire GOP donors, such as the Koch brothers, at the expense of middle class families and even homeless veterans."