Political parties have never indicated a preference, and the year 2000 wasn’t the first time colors were used to denote political parties. Televised media never considered white because it doesn’t show up as well on color television sets. As for the term red vs. blue states, Tim Russert first used this term in the 2000 general elections.
Does any of this matter to Geeez readers? Imagine? Liberals=Progressives=Socialist agenda=RED? :-) Ain't our media just DANDY? : -)