Media Matters reports that the three major U.S. cable news channels rarely invited Muslim guests on air to talk about President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. From Jan. 30 through Feb. 3rd, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC invited just 12 Muslims as on-air guests during primetime hours.
According to the Huffington Post, “CNN hosted seven Muslim guests, MSNBC hosted two, and Fox News hosted five (all during a single episode of “The First 100 Days”). Two of the guests appeared on programs twice, meaning there were 14 total guest appearances by 12 Muslims. Those 14 guest appearances represented a small fraction of the 176 guest appearances on the news networks from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on those five nights, when Trump’s Muslim ban dominated the national conversation.”