Monthly Archives: January 2017

WFRV Serves as Conduit to Liberal Narrative

WFRV CBS 5  |  1/14/2017 On January 14, 2017, Channel 5 (WFRV) featured a story on its website titled: Rights group: Rise of Trump, far-right leaders puts ‘human rights system at risk’ The story, found here, was originally published by CNN, but was nevertheless featured in its entirety on WFRV’s website – bias and all. […]

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Fox 11’s Bias by Commission

WLUK FOX 11  |  1/10/2017 On January 10, 2016, during its 10 pm newscast, Fox 11 (WLUK) featured a report on the pending confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions who has been nominated to serve as Attorney General. The report highlighted interviews and video clips that furthered the narrative being put forth by Democrat lawmakers […]

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WFRV Blindly Follows Russian “Hacking” Narrative

WFRV CBS 5  |  1-2-2017 There is no doubt that the national media has been focusing much of its reporting on Russian hacking. The local media has been no different; however, in its January 2, 2017, 10 pm newscast, Channel 5 (WFRV) took the narrative a bit too far, crossing into the realm of bias. […]

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NBC 26 Takes on an “Unbeliever” — the DNR

WGBA NBC 26  |  12-29-2016 In its December 29, 2016, 10pm newscast, NBC 26 (WGBA) addressed a “dramatic change” to the Wisconsin DNR’s website. Watch the story: The “dramatic change” hyperbole aside, in its reporting, NBC 26 commits two types of bias. First, it commits bias by policy endorsement by implicitly accusing the DNR of […]

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Fox 11 Tackles School Drug Testing

WLUK FOX 11 |  12/14/2016 At WMCF, much of our work “checking” bias seems to focus on local media’s bias toward a political party or candidate. Every now-and-then, we’re presented with the opportunity to point out bias that is committed in an apolitical context. On Wednesday, December 14, Fox 11 (WLUK) featured the following video report and […]

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NBC 26 & Channel 5 Commit Bias by Omission

WGBA 12/19/2016  WFRV CBS 5 WGBA NBC 26 |  12-19-2016 On Monday, December 19, 2016, both NBC 26 (WGBA) and Channel 5 (WFRV) featured headline stories during their 10 pm newscast concerning the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey.   Both stations partially reported on what the assassin said during his attack: “Don’t forget […]

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