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AR-15, Fact and Fiction

Following the horrific school shooting in Parkland Florida, the U.S. is once again confronted with the question of how these terrible acts of meaningless violence could be halted. So far, the mainstream media and the anti-gun left have generally called for “tougher gun laws,” sometime including universal background checks. In an effort to understand the situation […]

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After FL Shooting, The Media Resurrects Australia Gun Confiscation

After nearly every mass shooting in America, some media outlets point to a 1996 Australia gun confiscation law as a potential template for the U.S. to use in dealing with mass shootings here. Wednesday’s horrific high school shooting in Parkland Florida is no exception to that rule. Several media outlets were quick to point to […]

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Local Media Silent on John Doe Hearing

A hearing last Thursday at the Brown County courthouse with newly-appointed John Doe Judge Kendall Kelley was largely ignored by the local and mainstream media. None of the four television stations in the market were in the courtroom, including one located across the street from the courthouse. The light coverage is noteworthy because the John […]

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Bryce Buys Fake Twitter Followers, Journal-Sentinel Criticizes the GOP

By James Wigderson for Wisconsin Media Check and Media Trackers Randy Bryce, the Democratic challenger in the first Congressional District known for hanging with Hollywood celebrities, achieved more fame when the New York Times reported he purchased fake followers for his Twitter account. However, readers of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel could be forgiven for being under […]

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Memo to AP’s Bauer: Law Enforcement in Wisconsin is Local

By Sam Morateck of Media Trackers It seems reasonable to hold mayors accountable for crime in their respective cities; law enforcement is a local responsibility. But is it logical to hold a governor of a state responsible for murder increases statewide when law enforcement is conducted on a local level and city murder rates drive […]

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Radio Silence on Johnson’s Russian Cancellation

By Kevin Binversie of Media Trackers For as Russia-obsessed as the mainstream press has become, one would have assumed a Wisconsin-related Russia story would make front page news in the Badger state. Instead, there was hardly a peep from Wisconsin-based media. The story was the sudden cancellation of a trip by three U.S. Senators to […]

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Media Mischaracterizes Local Ordinances Bill

By Kevin Binversie of Media Trackers One would think having uniform rules around the state of Wisconsin regarding labor law, and wages wouldn’t be controversial. But that’s exactly how a report from early December in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel made a bill authored by and now being circulated by state Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield). In […]

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NBC 26 Commits Bias by Story Placement

WGBA NBC 26 |  10-24-2017 On October 24, 2017, national news broke concerning revelations that the Hillary Clinton Campaign, along with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) spent approximately $12-million dollars funding the now-discredited “Trump-Russia Dossier,” which many on the left, including national media, have relied upon in furtherance of the narrative that the Trump Campaign […]

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620 WTMJ Obfuscates Statistics on Illegal Guns

620 WTMJ |  10-30-2017 Did you see this headline from a recent 620 WTMJ article? Report: Wisconsin plays a role in Chicago’s gun problem The anchor obfuscates the truth when he states that “60% of those crime guns come from outside the state.” The implication here is that Wisconsin must be a main contributor to Chicago’s […]

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Journal-Sentinel Spins Narrative

Journal-Sentinel | 9-27-2017 On September 27, 2017, the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel  (along with other Gannett Media newspapers) featured the following story: Wisconsin Supreme Court cuts stipends for judges who asked for tougher conflict standards The story, found here calls into question the “conservative” justices of the Wisconsin Supreme Court who voted in favor of eliminating the payment of […]

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