‘The Daily Show’ and ‘The Colbert Report’ have a lot of white male guests

Chloe Angyal says of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert: “When it comes to gender and race,colbert their guest rosters more closely resemble a GOP national convention than they do the liberal vision of a diverse and equitable.” Of Colbert’s most recent 45 guests, 73% were men and 89% were white. For Stewart it was 62% male and 68% white.

In short, Colbert and, to a lesser extent Stewart, are sending the message that the most credible, interesting and relevant people out there – the people viewers should hear from and know about – are almost all white and male.

* Where are the women on the Colbert and Stewart shows? (reuters.com)

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