Where are the economists?

Conservative and liberal groups don’t agree on much, but they agree on this: TV did a very questionable job covering the economic stimulus bill signed by President Obama last week.

The liberal Media Matters for America said of the 681 people who appeared as guests on cable news and Sunday TV talk shows, only 6 percent, were economists, said the Associated Press.

While Media Matters didn’t survey the network evening news shows, the conservative Media Research Center did, and found that only 13 percent of those interviewed were economists.

The rest were the usual suspects — reporters, political “experts” and talking heads.

The producer of ABC’s This Week said the guest selections mirror the need for news shows to have verbal battles between contrasting viewpoints.