At least CNN and MSNBC have a few conservative pundits/newscasters.
They do? Who? How could you tell anyway?
As far as I can tell, Fox News has no liberal anything besides the occasional guest, and they never let them finish their sentences anyways.
Hmm... While I'll freely admit my own biases may be blinding me here, I see plenty of people on Fox news who express liberal points of view that I disagree with strongly. I very very very very very rarely see a point of view expressed on CNN that I would identify as conservative, and still see a ton of stuff that I view as liberal.
And MSNBC? You're kidding, right? MSNBC is the liberal version of the strawman version of Fox News that liberals portray. It's out and out liberal propaganda from start to finish. I've never seen a conservative on that show who wasn't either there to be ridiculed or was some kind of strawman conservative (labeled as such, spouting crazy stuff conservatives don't believe, but liberals think they do, etc).
There are some liberal pundits who are guilty of this too of course, and it annoys me. In fact, that's one of the reasons I like Rachel Maddow so much. She doesn't yell or scream, and she doesn't interrupt people.
This is primarily because she never has anyone on her show who doesn't already agree with her. When was the last time you actually saw her disagreeing in any meaningful way with a guest? Over minor points? Sure. But actually disagreeing in principle on something? I suppose it may have happened, but I can't recall it. She picks her guests so that they'll make her look like the smartest person in the room while she's tossing digs at conservatives.
She never actually puts conservatives on her show who might defend the things she attacks though, so of course she never has to interrupt them or appear rude. That's not really a sign of good honest journalism btw. It's cheer leading.
There are other reasons I like her of course, but those are two things that make her really stand out as a pundit. I really liked Keith Olbermann for a long time, until he started showing what an ass he was, and began acting like a liberal version of Bill O'Reilley.
Olbermann was just the most obvious of the bunch. Mathews is pretty over the top ridiculous as well. I can only take him (or Maddow for that matter) for about 10 minutes at a time before I have to change the channel to avoid yelling at them for all the blatant factually wrong things they say.
It's easy to appear smart and knowledgeable when you never put yourself in a room with someone who disagrees with you *and* knows how to elaborate on that disagreement. Both of those hosts, when they do put someone on who disagrees with them, manage to find someone with the most idiotic counter arguments imaginable. It's almost laughable, because when this happens, I'm not even yelling at the hosts, but the supposedly conservative guest because he's not bothering to make the obvious arguments based on conservative positions, but manages to present something stupid that perfectly fits the strawman conservative assumptions of the left.
Say what you will about Fox News, but they do at least have actual debates on issues on that network with actual liberals and actual conservatives in attendance.