Why, in many cases but not all, are Democrats & Republicans identified differently?

why do many times democrat politicians lack the (d) after thier name in stories about crime they committed, but republicans almost always have the (r)?

I would like informed, objective responses; do not just smear your emotions as an answer. Go find your "easy YA points" elsewhere!!


Note I am merely asking about the identification of politicians, both Democrat & Republican who have broken the law.

Unless you have a theory on the publication-process of these news stories, I am quite frankly uninterested in your opinion of either party.

Please respect these two guiding words: objective & academic.

I don't care, run a LexusNexus search if you must.

Update 2:

The original query is generally directed at "breaking" news stories. It is difficult to cite a trend I believe I have seen. To my surprise, when attempting to find an article on this very subject, I came up blank. This is why I have turned to a forum where, I still hope, others may disagree or cede my point of view, yet are able to stay on topic without pretence of "knowing" what I believe or how I approach topics.

My best (also quick) attempt to find examples of this would be these two news articles having to do with law-breaking family members. In the former, the connected politician is identified by affiliation, unlike in the latter.

1. http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=95609&ref=http%3A...

2. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/15/nyregion/espad

4 Answers

  • 7 years ago
    Best Answer

    I normally hate when people tell me to cite an example but dude, cite an example. I have noticed no such thing so I am inclined to assume this is more a matter of predisposed perceptions that coincide with no reality.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Haven’t seen that before. Are you talking about the news? Wait - I have seen people mislabeled on Fox News. I recall one time, some politician did something bad, and they put a (D) after his name. Like that, you mean?

    10 seconds of research, though, can settle whatever question you have about party affiliation.

    When I mention that David Vitter purchased prostitutes and still serves in Congress, I make sure to put the (R) there because my whole point is that Republicans don’t actually give a rip about family values.

  • dudzik
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

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  • Claire
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Not true; your hatred of the "liberal media" is causing you to see bias where it does not exist.

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