BALANCE…. Most of the public’s understanding of health care reform will come, not from individual citizens reading 1,000-page bills, but from news outlets. The more responsible the media is, the better informed the public will be.


With that in mind, Media Matters considered a snapshot of Fox News’ guests on Monday and Tuesday, counting the number of reform supporters and reform opponents. The results weren’t surprising, but they were illustrative.

The GOP network aired the perspective of 84 guests over the two days. Of the total, 63 were opponents of reform, 10 supported reform, and 11 were neutral.

And this, of course, doesn’t include the commentary of the hosts themselves, which parrots Republican Party talking points to the letter.

No wonder so many Republican activists seem so confused.

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Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.