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.
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.
- 7 years agoBest 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.
- Anonymous7 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.
- dudzikLv 43 years ago
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- ClaireLv 77 years ago
Not true; your hatred of the "liberal media" is causing you to see bias where it does not exist.