Name That Party http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/22366/all en ABC, CBS Go 3-for-3: Refuse to ID Nagin as Democrat After Indictment, Conviction, and Sentencing http://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://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://mrc.org Name That Party: ABC Skips Dem ID of Gubernatorial Candidate at Underage Drinking Party http://mrc.org/biasalerts/name-party-abc-skips-dem-id-gubernatorial-candidate-underage-drinking-party <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>All three networks on Thursday night and Friday morning highlighted the photographs of a gubernatorial candidate from Maryland at a teen party that featured underage teens and drinking. Yet, ABC failed to mention that Doug Gansler, the top tier candidate, is a Democrat.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/name-party-abc-skips-dem-id-gubernatorial-candidate-underage-drinking-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Democrats Doug Gansler Jim Avila maryland Name That Party Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:36:07 +0000 scott.whitlock 44805 at http://mrc.org ABC, CBS and NBC All Refuse to Identify Indicted Nagin as Democrat http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-and-nbc-all-refuse-identify-indicted-nagin-democrat <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/brent-baker">Brent Baker</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/Sawyer-Nagin-ABCWN-2013-01-18.jpg" style="width: 260px; height: 145px; margin: 1px; float: right;" /> All three broadcast network evening newscasts on Friday night ran short items on the federal corruption indictments against the bumbling former Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, <strong>but skipped his party affiliation, a fact Reuters considered newsworthy – if not until <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/18/us-usa-crime-nagin-idUSBRE90H12U20130118" target="_blank">their sixth paragraph</a>: “Nagin, 56, and a Democrat.</strong></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/abc-cbs-and-nbc-all-refuse-identify-indicted-nagin-democrat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Brian Williams CBS Evening News Diane Sawyer Hurricane Katrina Name That Party NBC Nightly News ray nagin Scott Pelley World News Sat, 19 Jan 2013 15:40:31 +0000 brent.baker 42300 at http://mrc.org