Media Bias: Commission

Definition

Bias by Commission

A pattern of passing along assumptions or errors that tend to support a left-wing or liberal view. This could include stereotyping.

Local Media Taunt Representative

6-8-2017 Wisconsin media recently lost its mind when state Representative, Jesse Kremer, stated he believed that the Earth was 6,000 years old. Kremer, a devout Christian, based this belief on Biblical teachings, which maintain that the Earth was created by God 6,000 years ago.   Despite the fact that this is a religious belief, media […]

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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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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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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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Local Stations Ignore “Women’s March” Controversies

WGBA | WBAY  | WFRV | WLUK | 1/21/2017 During the 10 pm broadcast on January 21st, NBC 26 lead with coverage of the “Women’s March” that occurred in Washington DC and elsewhere. Although the event organizers, WGBA, and others pegged this event as a Women’s March, others helped bring some clarity to the event and […]

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WFRV Serves as Conduit to Liberal Narrative

WFRV CBS 5  |  1/14/2017 On January 14, 2017, Channel 5 (WFRV) featured a story on its website titled: Rights group: Rise of Trump, far-right leaders puts ‘human rights system at risk’ The story, found here, was originally published by CNN, but was nevertheless featured in its entirety on WFRV’s website – bias and all. […]

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Fox 11’s Bias by Commission

WLUK FOX 11  |  1/10/2017 On January 10, 2016, during its 10 pm newscast, Fox 11 (WLUK) featured a report on the pending confirmation hearing of Sen. Jeff Sessions who has been nominated to serve as Attorney General. The report highlighted interviews and video clips that furthered the narrative being put forth by Democrat lawmakers […]

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