WFRV CBS 5 | 8-7-2017
On August 7, 2017, Green Bay’s Channel 5 (WFRV) featured a story concerning the US Department of Justice’s efforts to “crack down” on sanctuary cities. Unfortunately for WFRV, a subtle point of bias infiltrated their reporting. See if you can spot it:
Aside from the general lack of reporting on both sides of the argument (notice how much time was given to Rahm Emanuel in defense of Chicago), WFRV commits a major act of bias. Did you notice the reporter stated that federal funds were being tied to law enforcement detaining and interviewing “immigrants.”
Yet again, we’re provided with an example of how the media – including local media – blurs the critically important distinction between immigrants and illegal immigrants. Failing to make this distinction in reporting furthers the narrative that the Trump Administration is out to get all “immigrants,” which is simply not the case.