Monthly Archives: March 2017

NBC 26 Commits Bias by Spin

WGBA NBC 26 |  3-11/2017 On March 11, 2017, NBC 26 (WGBA) featured the following report on its Facebook page from an individual who appears to be a reporter attending an event for “immigrants” at a local church in Green Bay. Watch the report: WMCF has previously addressed the commonplace bias by spin that exists […]

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NBC 26 Takes on Infrastructure Spending

WGBA NBC 26 | 3-9-2017 On Thursday, March 9, 2017, NBC 26 (WGBA) featured a news package concerning a recent “report card” issued by the Society of Civil Engineers grading the nation’s infrastructure. First, watch the report: In this case, NBC 26 commits bias by commission and policy endorsement in featuring this report. How? Let’s […]

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Chippewa-Herald Misleads with Headline

Chippewa-Herald |  3-8-2017 On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, the Chippewa-Herald featured a story titled: Walker refuses to endorse federal health care bill The article featured comments by Gov. Walker who was publicly expressing concerns about the newly introduced Republican-plan to overhaul Obamacare. The Chippewa-Herald commits bias by headline in this case because the headline gives […]

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Fox 11 Tackles Trump’s Sweden Remarks

WLUK FOX 11 |  2-20-2017 In its 2/20/2017 nightly newscast, Fox 11 (WLUK) presented a story concerning remarks made by President Trump about problems Sweden was encountering due to an influx of immigrants. Listen to the story (we apologize for not having video): (No Connection to Immigrants and Crime in Sweden as Claimed by President […]

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WFRV Blacks Out Netanyahu Visit

WFRV CBS 5|  2-15-2017 Recently, WMCF featured a story concerning NBC 26’s (WGBA) lack of reporting on President Trump’s visit with Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. Taking a queue from its media colleague, in its February 15, 2017, 10:00 pm newscast, Channel 5 (WFRV) made no mention of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit with […]

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WBAY Takes on Black Lives Matter Author

WBAY ABC 2 |  2/8/2017 On February 8, 2017, Channel 2 (WBAY) featured a story during its evening newscast and on its website titled “Wisconsin sheriffs training features anti-Black Lives Matter speaker.” One of WMCF’s “bias spotters” alerted us to this report, knowing something didn’t smell quite right. First, watch and read the story here. Can you […]

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Channel 5 Demonstrates Bias Regarding Protests

WFRV CBS 5  |  2-13-2017 On Monday, February 13, 2017, Channel 5 (WFRV) presented a doozey of a story regarding the “Day without Latinos, Immigrants, & Refugees” demonstrations in Milwaukee.  First, watch the report here. Can you spot the bias? Well, there are several forms presented.  Let’s address them one at a time. First, the […]

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