Economists Made Up About 4.4 Percent Of All Guest Appearances. Of the 503 guest appearances during segments identified as primarily about budget negotiations, only 22 — about 4.4 percent — were made by economists. The lack of economist representation was similar across networks. Economists accounted for 6.3 percent of guest appearances on CNN, 3.1 percent on Fox News, and 7.3 percent on MSNBC. No economists appeared on ABC, CBS, and NBC during the period analyzed.
So much economics coverage in the media, so few economists. :(