Monthly Archives: June 2017

Fox 11 Takes on Appleton Shooting

WLUK FOX 11 |  6-2-2017 The recent shooting at an Appleton bar in which a patron was accidentally shot by an Appleton Police Officer continues to produce news stories by various media outlets. June 2, 2017, the Outagamie County District Attorney announced that no charges would be filed against the officer – Lt. Jay Steinke, […]

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Local Media Taunt Representative

6-8-2017 Wisconsin media recently lost its mind when state Representative, Jesse Kremer, stated he believed that the Earth was 6,000 years old. Kremer, a devout Christian, based this belief on Biblical teachings, which maintain that the Earth was created by God 6,000 years ago.   Despite the fact that this is a religious belief, media […]

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WFRV FAILS TO OFFER ALTERNATIVE VIEWS

WFRV CBS 5 |  5-27-2017 During its Saturday, May 27th, 6pm newscast, Green Bay’s Channel 5 (WFRV) featured coverage of protests in downtown Appleton over the police-involved shooting of a man named Jimmy Sanders at a College Avenue bar. First, watch the report: Can you spot the bias? Here, we have lots of coverage and […]

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Fox 11 Embeds Bias

WLUK FOX 11  |  5-24-2017 On May 24, 2017, both on its website and during its nightly newscast, Green Bay’s Fox 11 (WLUK) featured coverage of the Federal Congressional Budget Office (CBO) review of the Republican-backed substitute for Obamacare. Needless to say, bias was abound. First, watch the newscast: Can you spot the bias? Here, […]

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Post-Crescent Uses Clickbait Headline

POST CRESCENT |  6-9-2017 “Similarities run through Neenah, Appleton shootings” It’s the headline of an Appleton Post-Crescent article last week. If you have any familiarity with either of the cases referenced in the story linked above, you might be wondering, what similarities? So are we at Wisconsin Media Check Foundation. Let’s take a look at […]

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FOX 6 Perpetuates Trump Family Smear Campaign

WITI FOX 6 |  5-30-2017 On May 30, 2017, Milwaukee’s FOX 6 (WITI) featured the following story prominently on its website: Wow . . . where do we begin. It is clear that the national media has become obsessed with reporting any possible “controversy” that may exist surrounding President Trump or his family, but this […]

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NBC 26 & TMJ4 “Grill” Walker

WGBA | WTMJ |  5-31-2017 On Tuesday, May 30, Green Bay’s NBC 26 (WGBA) and Milwaukee’s TMJ4 both headlined a story on Gov. Walker Tweeting a photo of shish kabobs he was grilling on Memorial Day.   Check out the headlines via WTMJ 4 and WGBA 26:   Now, the obvious question is:  how is […]

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WTAQ Commits Bias by Selection of Sources

WTAQ |  May 19, 2017 On May 19, 2017, News Radio WTAQ (97.5 | 1360) featured a story on its website titled: Some claim Clarke unqualified Read the story for yourself here. Can you spot the bias? In this report, WTAQ commits bias by source and story selection by choosing to feature a story only […]

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