Category: General

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 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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WMCF Proudly Declares Mea Culpa

Retraction  |  12-28-2016 On December 15, 2016, we featured an analysis concerning WFRV Channel 5’s use of the term “unofficial” when describing Wisconsin’s presidential election results.   WMCF took the position that according to the Wisconsin Election Commission’s website, the “Official” November 8 results were “certified November 29, 2016,” subject to recount, and that the […]

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WLUK’S Hypocrisy on Display

WLUK FOX 11  |  12-6-2016 Bias:  Hypocrisy On October 11, 2016, WMCF featured an analysis “checking” a story posted on FOX 11’s (WLUK) website. WMCF’s gripe: in its story concerning Hillary Clinton, FOX 11 embedded a Tweet from the New Yorker titled: “New Poll Reveals Voters Find Unconscious Clinton More Fit to Be President Than […]

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