“Name that party” is a conservative argument to identify liberal bias in the mainstream media. Whenever there’s a Republican scandal, the “Republican” political identification appears early in the news story. Whenever there’s a Democratic scandal, the “Democrat” political identification either appears hidden in the news story or is not given at all (leaving the reader to guess and “name that party”).
“Name that party” has been cited in print since at least April 2007. “Guess the religion” is a similar news bias that omits Islamic identification in post-2001 terrorism stories.
April 19, 2007
PLAYING “NAME THAT PARTY” at the Associated Press.
July 12, 2007
PLAYING NAME THAT PARTY! And again!
August 20, 2007
ANOTHER CHANCE TO PLAY name that party! “ABC 7 has learned the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority have charged Representative Robert Filner of California with assault and battery following an incident at Dulles International Airport Sunday night.”
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Thursday, September 06, 2007
Name That Party: New Jersey Corruption Edition
The FBI has arrested 11 politicians around the state in one of the larger corruption arrests in recent years - and that’s even by New Jersey standards.
Of course, what’s lacking is the political affiliation of these politicians.
This is how you’re supposed to identify the politicians. Should it surprise anyone that some of the reports lack that tiny detail?
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From: “Harry Dope”
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 15:36:00 -0400
Subject: State Democrat Senator Gropes Boy Page
AP “Forgets” To Mention Name Of Politician Who Groped Legislative Page
Surprise. The AP is playing the “name that party” game where they leave it up to you to guess the political party of a criminal.* Name that party:
State Senator Dan Sutton of Flandreau has been sued for $250,000 in damages by former legislative page Austin Wiese (WEES), who alleges Sutton groped him in a motel room in Fort Pierre.
Wiese’s lawsuit alleges two counts of sexual battery and one count of sexual assault. It’s a civil lawsuit no criminal charges have been filed.
The suit claims Sutton invited Wiese to stay with him at the motel during the 2006 session.
*Note: They only play this game with the politician in question is a Democrat.
November 12, 2007
Name that Party: “Little Rascals” Edition
Read the lede and guess the candidate’s political party. Just don’t count on finding it in the first six paragraphs: ,,,
Name that Party: Top Aide to Mass. Governor Charged With Sexually Assaulting Boy
Posted on Friday, February 8, 2008
Name that Party is a game everyone can play. Whenever a scandal occurs that involves a Republican, the party affiliation of the suspect is trumpeted and the suspect is presumed guilty, guilty, Guilty, GUILTY! But when it involves a Democrat the suspect remains innocent until proven guilty in a court of law and the party affiliation is hidden by the press. In other words, name that party is a game that exposes the media bias in editorial content disguised as news reporting.
Name That Party: The MSM Edition
Posted by CaptainObvious on Feb 26, ‘08 12:16 PM
For those that dont follow the news around the country or Newsbusters very carefully you may not be aware of my favorite game to play; Its called “Name that Party”... its pretty simple really; any news story that has any possibility to be political in nature you try to figure out if the main characters are republicans or democrats. At first you may think, “wow that may be tough” but not to worry the MSM is always there to help in this game. The Associated Press claims that mentioning a party is fine “when it’s relevant.” They’ve claimed they only mention a party when it is “relevant” to the story. If this practice is prevalent throughout the news industry it sure seems that they all think it “relevant” when a Republican is involved… in anything.
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Name that Party!
Jimmie | April 7, 2008
One of Don Surber’s favorite games is called “Name that Party”. It’s easy to play. Just read a news article where a politician has done something wrong and see how long it takes the reporter to mention the pol’s party affiliation.
Posted on November 13, 2010 by Scott Johnson
Name that party (CNN edition)
Yes, it’s time once again to play name that party.
Name That Party: Another Criminal Democrat Goes Unidentified by Old Media
Posted by Warner Todd Huston Nov 13th 2010 at 10:25 am
Every now and again I like to play “name that party.” This is the fun parlor game where you read a story about a politician that has either been indicted, arrested, or imprisoned and try to guess by the story from which party he hails. If you read the story and no political party affiliation is mentioned, 99 out of 100 times you can be sure that the troubled pol is a Democrat. However, if it is a Republican that is going to jail or to court his party usually makes the first paragraph if not the headline itself.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Name That Party: 12 Indicted in Georgia for ACORN-style Vote Fraud
The late and unlamented community organizing group ACORN became infamous for combining fraudulent voter registrations and absentee ballots to steal elections. Yesterday Georgia WALB reported on yet another case of (*cough* alleged *cough*) vote fraud (which Democrats, of course, continually argue is non-existent).
Since WALB is playing “Name That Party”, I think it’s safe to assume that these fine, upstanding citizens are Democrats.
Friday, December 09, 2011
Name The Party: The Jon Corzine Edition
If you didn’t know that Jon Corzine was a prominent Democrat, don’t expect to be enlightened by ABC or CBS.
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