Monthly Archives: February 2017

WBAY Omits Key Facts

WBAY ABC 2  |  1-30-2017 In its January 30, 2017, 10 pm newscast, Channel 2 (WBAY) featured a story concerning the impending enrollment deadline for Obamacare. Watch the story and listen carefully: Were you able to spot the bias? Notice at the end of the report, the anchor states:   “If you don’t have healthcare, […]

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Fox 11 Makes Much from Nothing

WLUK FOX 11 |  1/30/2017 In its January 30, 2017, newscasts, Fox 11 (WLUK) featured a story about UW-Green Bay students being “uncertain” about their future as a result of President Trump’s “travel ban.” First, watch the story: “Travel ban leaves International students at UWGB uncertain about future“ Can you spot the bias?   Fox […]

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NBC 26 Ignores Important Visit

WGBA NBC 26  |  2/10/2017 In its Friday, February 10, 2017, 10pm newscast, NBC 26 (WGBA) featured a number of stories, but one important story was noticeably absent.  First, watch the report: Noticeably absent from NBC 26’s nightly news coverage:  on this day, President Donald Trump welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the White […]

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WBAY Commits Bias by Graphic

WBAY ABC 2|  2-7-2017 Pictures speak louder than words, so the saying goes. On February 2, 2017, Channel 2 (WBAY) proved up that adage. On its website, Channel 2 featured the following headline and graphic: WMCF “checks” this as bias by graphic. The graphic, which prominently features a “Stop the Pipeline” sign, directly undermines the […]

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NBC 26 Commits Bias by Labeling

WGBA NBC 26 |  2/1/2017 On February 1, 2017, during its 10 pm newscast, NBC 26 (WGBA) reported on the violence that was unleashed at U.C. Berkeley in response to Breitbart News editor and public speaker Milo Yiannopoulos’ planned appearance that evening on campus. Watch the report: Notice the anchor’s use of the terms “alt-right,” […]

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Local Stations Ignore “Women’s March” Controversies

WGBA | WBAY  | WFRV | WLUK | 1/21/2017 During the 10 pm broadcast on January 21st, NBC 26 lead with coverage of the “Women’s March” that occurred in Washington DC and elsewhere. Although the event organizers, WGBA, and others pegged this event as a Women’s March, others helped bring some clarity to the event and […]

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