Governors aren't usually identified by party affiliation in news stories unless it's germane to the story. Congressmen however, are always identified by their party affiliation. It's just an AP style of writing.You can always tell when a politician in trouble is a Democrat. The news doesn't say what party they belong to.
This. When was the last time a drug purchaser was "involved with" a dealer or drug ring?The whole news story annoys me. Been watching CNN for the last hour. They have limited information, make lots of assertions and do nothing but report on the same old limited information hoping, just hoping, that they'll get some new information that they can bust in with during their hold on the audience.
And they keep saying that he's tied to this prostitution ring, which to me suggests to involvement in the workings of it. But the detailes they've been slowing giving suggest he ordered a prostitute from the ring. That to me is not involvement within the ring, but a customer of said ring. Totally different things, and arguably on a whole different level of illegality. I just love how the media words things though. Who knows where this whole thing will go, and how much the media will change their story and tone. Sigh.
and i thought AP's style of writing was to include typos, misquotes and halftruths and then add an heavy dose of editorialization wrapped up with a quick detour of the proofreaders desk.
Yup.^^This. When was the last time a drug purchaser was "involved with" a dealer or drug ring?
within the past ten years, the quality of writing from AP has gone staright downhill. it's possible to see typos is wire headlines on a daily basis. there's slant in the writing, and the quality is often at a grade-school level.Not true. The AP is probably the most reliable news organization in the world. That's why they create style-guides that all journalists use as a bible.