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What if the television didn’t tell viewers what party a politician is affiliated with?

Asked by JLeslie (60105points) 2 days ago from iPhone

During interviews usually there is info at the bottom of the screen with the person’s name and party I’m just suggesting not putting the party.

Not only TV, but we could also discuss also radio and print.

What if people when listening to opinions didn’t immediately know? It seems to me a lot of people form their opinions on an issue based on what political party a politician is associated with, and from what I have been reading, the opinion people decide for themselves initially usually has great power. People have trouble changing their minds.

Obviously, anyone can google the party or might already recognize some politicians who are being interviewed and know their party, but very often I don’t know party affiliation until I look at the information at the bottom of the screen.

Do you see anything deceptive in not disclosing political party during an interview with a congressmen or governor?

Note: I am not suggesting this regarding voting. Voting ballots in my opinion should say party and is not part of this Q.

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KNOWITALL's avatar

So you’re saying the screen would say something like Roy Blunt, Missouri Senator? I’m not sure of your goal, but I think it could be a step in the right direction to reduce polarity.

JLeslie's avatar

@KNOWITALL Yes, that’s what mean. Still identify the person, just not political affiliation.

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