Author: WMCF

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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CBS 58 Spins Immigration Debate

CBS 58 |  5-9-2017 On May 9, 2017, CBS 58 (WDJT – Milwaukee) featured a “special report” during its 10 pm newscast titled: “Impact of Immigrant Labor in Wisconsin.” The report focused on a Southeast Wisconsin dairy farm whose workforce consisted of all illegal immigrants. One might think the reporter would call into question the […]

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WFRV Again Takes up Protests

WFRV CBS 5  |  5-1-2017 WMCF previously “checked” Channel 5 (WFRV) for featuring a biased story regarding protests over Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s decision to participate in Federal efforts to crackdown on illegal immigrants.   Well, unfortunately, WFRV is back at it. During both its 6 pm and 10 pm newscasts on May 1, […]

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FOX 11’s Biased Expert

WLUK FOX 11 |  4-24-2017 On Monday, April 24th, FOX 11 (WLUK) featured a report during its 9:00 pm newscast essentially forecasting that Republicans will be facing many woes in the 2018 midterm elections. First, watch the video: Can you spot the bias?   Forgetting the obvious bias – spin – in that there’s no […]

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WFRV Ignores Alternative Voices

WFRV CBS 5 | 4-22-2017 On April 22, 2017, Channel 5 (WFRV) featured a story during its 10 pm newscast titled: Protesters unite and march in opposition of the back forty mine. The story focused on protests taking place in Menominee, MI, over permits that were issued by the State of Michigan that clear the […]

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Does WMCF Have an Influence?

WMCF  |  4-26-2017 WMCF often gets asked the question: do you guys have any impact on Wisconsin media? We often chuckle at the question, not surprised at the level of cynicism in the voice of the person asking. Though no media outlet has ever come out and said, Wisconsin Media Check, you’ve made us better reporters!, let’s […]

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Kudos to NBC 26

WGBA NBC 26 |  4-20-2017 We at WMCF like to remind our readers that our mission and purpose is not to “bash” Wisconsin media. Our mission is to educate. As such, educating requires both calling out mistakes and acknowledging achievements. To that end, WMCF would like to provide kudos to NBC 26 for featuring a story […]

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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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