David Folkenflik tests that comment by reviewing Bret Baier‘s panels over six months. He found that the same mix typically prevailed: two clear-cut conservatives and one other analyst. That other person was sometimes a Democrat or liberal, but usually it was a journalist from a non-ideological news outlet. “That would seem both to underrepresent the left and also to cast reporters as though they’re surrogate liberals,” notes Folkenflik.
> Watch Baier spar with Stewart on a recent “Daily Show”
Fox News exec calls anchor Baier ‘inordinately fair’