Fox 11, NBC 26 Target Donald Trump’s Son

11-8-2016


On Election Day both NBC 26 (WGBA) and FOX 11 (WLUK) featured a story prominently on their respective websites titled: Eric Trump illegally Posts pic of completed NY ballot on Twitter.

The accusation of a criminal activity aside, is this story newsworthy? Perhaps. With that said, noticeably absent from FOX 11 and NBC 26’s website was the following headline:

Baltimore State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, illegally posts pic of completed ballot on Twitter.

Mosby, a Clinton supporter who attained much notoriety as the Baltimore State’s Attorney involved in the unsuccessful prosecutions of Baltimore police officers accused of wrongfully causing the death Freddie Gray, has been a polarizing figure this election cycle.  

Thus, one must ask the question of Fox 11 and NBC 26 as to why it chose to feature a story on Eric Trump “illegally” posting a photo of his ballot on Twitter, while not choosing to report on, essentially, the exact same conduct committed by a prominent Clinton supporter?

This is bias by story selection.

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