A breakdown of gender of invitees also indicates that only a tiny, minuscule uptick of progress has been made when it comes to inviting women:
And similarly, the progress in terms of having white men be somewhat less dominant in the field has been negligible:
What was particularly interesting in the study was the ideology breakdown. Keeping in mind that Media Matters is itself a left-wing group, they note that there are many more right-wing and neutral guests, at a fairy steady clip, than left wing ones:
All this makes it particularly bitter to consider Melissa Harris-Perry’s departure. Her show was consistently the only one in the field which reversed this demographic pattern.