Author: WMCF

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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WBAY Features Democrat Expert

WBAY ABC 2 |  5-7-2017 During its 10 pm newscast on May 7, 2010, Green Bay’s Action 2 News (WBAY) featured a report on the House of Representatives’ passage of the American Healthcare Act. Watch the story: Now, WMCF takes particular issue with WBAY’s featuring the excerpt of the interview with one Dr. Atul Gawande, […]

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Local Media Hypes Anonymous Sources

WFRV CBS 5 |  5-11-2017 Anyone watching national media coverage of late can see an overabundance of stories casting the Trump Administration in a negative light. Aside from painting Trump in a nefarious light, these stories all share one thing in common: they’re based on accusations from anonymous sources.   Now, certainly, the anonymous source has […]

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TMJ4 Commits Bias by Headline

TMJ4 |  5-20-2017 On May 20, 2017, TMJ4 – Milwaukee featured a story on its website addressing a CNN report that, according to a “source,” former FBI Director, James Comey, now believes President Trump was trying to influence him. You can read the story here. The substance of the story (or the lack thereof) is […]

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Local Media Blacks Out Religious Pilgrimage

WBAY, WLUK, WGBA |  5-7-2017 On Sunday, May 7, the fifth annual “Walk to Mary” was held, with hundreds of people taking the 22-mile walk between De Pere, WI and the National Shrine of St. Joseph in Champion, WI. Only one local television station featured coverage of the event during their 10 pm newscasts on […]

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