Author: WMCF

Post-Crescent Takes up the Battle Cry

Appleton Post Crescent | 4-16-2017 In its Easter Sunday edition, the Appleton Post-Crescent (a member of the Gannett-USA Today Network) featured a whopper of a piece titled: Protesters Demand Trump Release Taxes You can read a version of the story at USA Today’s website here. The title pretty much sums up the story: thousands of […]

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NBC 26 Commits Bias by Story Selection, Spin

WGBA NBC 26 |  3-29-2017 On March 29, 2017, NBC 26 (WGBA) featured an article on its website titled: When is an attack called ‘terrorism?’ A heavy topic to be sure, and one that has prompted many a PhD thesis, undoubtedly. The piece (actually published by CNN but nevertheless promulgated by NBC 26) criticizes America’s, generally, […]

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Channel 5 Pushes Mainstream Narrative

WFRV CBS 5 |  4-4-2017 On March 29, 2017, Channel 5 (WFRV) featured a story on its website titled: April Ryan: The press is ‘under attack by this administration’. The story focuses on a tense interaction between White House reporter, April Ryan, and White House Press Secretary, Cmdr. Sean Spicer. Read/Watch the report here. Can you spot […]

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Kudos to WBAY for Acknowledging Key Fact

WBAY ABC 2 |  3-14-2017 WMCF has featured several analyses recently concerning local media’s repeated habit of not acknowledging the difference between “immigrants” and “illegal immigrants.” This is an important distinction, especially when discussing laws and regulations regarding immigration reform. On March 14, 2017, Channel 2 (WBAY) featured a report titled: “Credit card skimmers found […]

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Wisconsin Public Radio Commits Bias by Source Selection

WPR |  3-15-2017 On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Wisconsin Public Radio’s Kathleen Dunn Show featured a segment titled “Environmental Justice Groups File Suit Against Milwaukee Freeway Expansion.” First, listen to the segment at this link or read the written report here. Were you able to spot the bias? Well, despite WNPR’s representation that the Kathleen […]

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NBC 26 Commits Bias by Spin

WGBA NBC 26 |  3-11/2017 On March 11, 2017, NBC 26 (WGBA) featured the following report on its Facebook page from an individual who appears to be a reporter attending an event for “immigrants” at a local church in Green Bay. Watch the report: WMCF has previously addressed the commonplace bias by spin that exists […]

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NBC 26 Takes on Infrastructure Spending

WGBA NBC 26 | 3-9-2017 On Thursday, March 9, 2017, NBC 26 (WGBA) featured a news package concerning a recent “report card” issued by the Society of Civil Engineers grading the nation’s infrastructure. First, watch the report: In this case, NBC 26 commits bias by commission and policy endorsement in featuring this report. How? Let’s […]

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Chippewa-Herald Misleads with Headline

Chippewa-Herald |  3-8-2017 On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, the Chippewa-Herald featured a story titled: Walker refuses to endorse federal health care bill The article featured comments by Gov. Walker who was publicly expressing concerns about the newly introduced Republican-plan to overhaul Obamacare. The Chippewa-Herald commits bias by headline in this case because the headline gives […]

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Fox 11 Tackles Trump’s Sweden Remarks

WLUK FOX 11 |  2-20-2017 In its 2/20/2017 nightly newscast, Fox 11 (WLUK) presented a story concerning remarks made by President Trump about problems Sweden was encountering due to an influx of immigrants. Listen to the story (we apologize for not having video): (No Connection to Immigrants and Crime in Sweden as Claimed by President […]

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WFRV Blacks Out Netanyahu Visit

WFRV CBS 5|  2-15-2017 Recently, WMCF featured a story concerning NBC 26’s (WGBA) lack of reporting on President Trump’s visit with Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. Taking a queue from its media colleague, in its February 15, 2017, 10:00 pm newscast, Channel 5 (WFRV) made no mention of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit with […]

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