Party Identification http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/20887/all en ABC, CBS Go 3-for-3: Refuse to ID Nagin as Democrat After Indictment, Conviction, and Sentencing http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-go-3-3-refuse-id-nagin-democrat-after-indictment-conviction-and-sentencing <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-07-09-ABC-WN-Sawyer.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 135px; float: right;" />On Wednesday, ABC and CBS's evening newscasts punted yet again on reporting Ray Nagin's Democratic affiliation, after the disgraced former New Orleans mayor was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for corruption.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-go-3-3-refuse-id-nagin-democrat-after-indictment-conviction-and-sentencing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs CBS Evening News Democrats Diane Sawyer Hurricane Katrina Name That Party NBC NBC Nightly News Party Identification ray nagin Scott Pelley World News Thu, 10 Jul 2014 01:15:52 +0000 matthew.balan 46662 at http://www.mrc.org New York Times Again Skips Dem Party ID for Convicted Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-again-skips-dem-party-id-convicted-detroit-mayor-kilpatrick <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Detroit's former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted Monday on multiple serious charges, including racketeering, fraud, and extortion, yet <em>Times </em>reporter Mary Chapman <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/us/kwame-kilpatrick-ex-mayor-of-detroit-convicted-in-corruption-case.html?ref=todayspaper&amp;_r=0">buried</a> Kilpatrick's Democratic party affiliation in paragraph 19 of her 21-paragraph report.<img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/Kwame_Kilpatrick.jpg.crop_display.jpg" style="float: right;" height="186" width="270" /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-york-times-again-skips-dem-party-id-convicted-detroit-mayor-kilpatrick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Crime Detroit Kwame Kilpatrick Labeling Bias Mary Chapman Party Identification Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:39:49 +0000 clay.waters 42890 at http://www.mrc.org Where's the Party ID? San Diego's $1 Billion Gambling Mayor Not Identified as a Democrat by NY Times http://www.mrc.org/articles/wheres-party-id-san-diegos-1-billion-gambling-mayor-not-identified-democrat-ny-times <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The <em>New York Times</em> ran a front-page story Friday on Maureen O'Connor, the newly disgraced former mayor of San Diego who lost at least $13 million in casinos over the years, wagering a staggering $1 billion: "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/us/over-a-decade-maureen-oconnor-spent-1-billion-on-bets.html?ref=todayspaper">Ex-Mayor of San Diego Confronts $1 Billion Gambling Problem</a>." O'Connor, who served between 1986 and 1992, was a rare Democratic mayor in San Diego, but you won't find the word "Democrat" in Jennifer Medina's article.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/wheres-party-id-san-diegos-1-billion-gambling-mayor-not-identified-democrat-ny-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch casinos Crime Maureen O'Connor Party Identification San Diego Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:21:24 +0000 clay.waters 42655 at http://www.mrc.org Disgraced Pol John Edwards, Man Without a (Democratic) Party in the New York Times http://www.mrc.org/articles/disgraced-pol-john-edwards-man-without-democratic-party-new-york-times <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The New York Times' Kim Severson is reporting from Greensboro, N.C. on the campaign finance trial of former Democratic senator, presidential candidate, and vice presidential running mate John Edwards.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/disgraced-pol-john-edwards-man-without-democratic-party-new-york-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch John Edwards Kim Severson Party Identification Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:55:43 +0000 clay.waters 39909 at http://www.mrc.org