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 way to know what’s going to happen between now and Fall of 2018, WMCF was more interested in the only “expert” featured in this report, Dr. Allan Lichtman. Dr. Lichtman certainly does not portent a rosy future for Republicans.

What the report leaves out, though, is that Dr. Lichtman is also very much “anti-Trump,” having specifically authored a book titled, The Case for Impeachment, wherein Lichtman opines: “Trump’s policies and appointments pose an existential threat to humanity” (among other musings). (Politico, April 2017).

Having this background in mind, one wonders whether Dr. Lichtman’s opinions of President Trump and the future of the Republican party are, shall we say . . . biased?

In featuring an “expert” who clearly has an agenda, WMCF “checks” FOX 11 for bias by selection of sources.

 

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