Monthly Archives: May 2017

WBAY Features Democrat Expert

WBAY ABC 2 |  5-7-2017 During its 10 pm newscast on May 7, 2010, Green Bay’s Action 2 News (WBAY) featured a report on the House of Representatives’ passage of the American Healthcare Act. Watch the story: Now, WMCF takes particular issue with WBAY’s featuring the excerpt of the interview with one Dr. Atul Gawande, […]

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Local Media Hypes Anonymous Sources

WFRV CBS 5 |  5-11-2017 Anyone watching national media coverage of late can see an overabundance of stories casting the Trump Administration in a negative light. Aside from painting Trump in a nefarious light, these stories all share one thing in common: they’re based on accusations from anonymous sources.   Now, certainly, the anonymous source has […]

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TMJ4 Commits Bias by Headline

TMJ4 |  5-20-2017 On May 20, 2017, TMJ4 – Milwaukee featured a story on its website addressing a CNN report that, according to a “source,” former FBI Director, James Comey, now believes President Trump was trying to influence him. You can read the story here. The substance of the story (or the lack thereof) is […]

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Local Media Blacks Out Religious Pilgrimage

WBAY, WLUK, WGBA |  5-7-2017 On Sunday, May 7, the fifth annual “Walk to Mary” was held, with hundreds of people taking the 22-mile walk between De Pere, WI and the National Shrine of St. Joseph in Champion, WI. Only one local television station featured coverage of the event during their 10 pm newscasts on […]

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CBS 58 Spins Immigration Debate

CBS 58 |  5-9-2017 On May 9, 2017, CBS 58 (WDJT – Milwaukee) featured a “special report” during its 10 pm newscast titled: “Impact of Immigrant Labor in Wisconsin.” The report focused on a Southeast Wisconsin dairy farm whose workforce consisted of all illegal immigrants. One might think the reporter would call into question the […]

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WFRV Again Takes up Protests

WFRV CBS 5  |  5-1-2017 WMCF previously “checked” Channel 5 (WFRV) for featuring a biased story regarding protests over Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s decision to participate in Federal efforts to crackdown on illegal immigrants.   Well, unfortunately, WFRV is back at it. During both its 6 pm and 10 pm newscasts on May 1, […]

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FOX 11’s Biased Expert

WLUK FOX 11 |  4-24-2017 On Monday, April 24th, FOX 11 (WLUK) featured a report during its 9:00 pm newscast essentially forecasting that Republicans will be facing many woes in the 2018 midterm elections. First, watch the video: Can you spot the bias?   Forgetting the obvious bias – spin – in that there’s no […]

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WFRV Ignores Alternative Voices

WFRV CBS 5 | 4-22-2017 On April 22, 2017, Channel 5 (WFRV) featured a story during its 10 pm newscast titled: Protesters unite and march in opposition of the back forty mine. The story focused on protests taking place in Menominee, MI, over permits that were issued by the State of Michigan that clear the […]

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Does WMCF Have an Influence?

WMCF  |  4-26-2017 WMCF often gets asked the question: do you guys have any impact on Wisconsin media? We often chuckle at the question, not surprised at the level of cynicism in the voice of the person asking. Though no media outlet has ever come out and said, Wisconsin Media Check, you’ve made us better reporters!, let’s […]

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Kudos to NBC 26

WGBA NBC 26 |  4-20-2017 We at WMCF like to remind our readers that our mission and purpose is not to “bash” Wisconsin media. Our mission is to educate. As such, educating requires both calling out mistakes and acknowledging achievements. To that end, WMCF would like to provide kudos to NBC 26 for featuring a story […]

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