Media Bias: Spin

Definition

Bias by spin

Emphasizing aspects of a policy favorable to liberals without noting aspects favorable to conservatives; putting out the liberal interpretation of what an event means while giving little or no time or space to explaining the conservative interpretation.

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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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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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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Channel 5 Demonstrates Bias Regarding Protests

WFRV CBS 5  |  2-13-2017 On Monday, February 13, 2017, Channel 5 (WFRV) presented a doozey of a story regarding the “Day without Latinos, Immigrants, & Refugees” demonstrations in Milwaukee.  First, watch the report here. Can you spot the bias? Well, there are several forms presented.  Let’s address them one at a time. First, the […]

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Fox 11 Makes Much from Nothing

WLUK FOX 11 |  1/30/2017 In its January 30, 2017, newscasts, Fox 11 (WLUK) featured a story about UW-Green Bay students being “uncertain” about their future as a result of President Trump’s “travel ban.” First, watch the story: “Travel ban leaves International students at UWGB uncertain about future“ Can you spot the bias?   Fox […]

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NBC 26 Commits Bias by Labeling

WGBA NBC 26 |  2/1/2017 On February 1, 2017, during its 10 pm newscast, NBC 26 (WGBA) reported on the violence that was unleashed at U.C. Berkeley in response to Breitbart News editor and public speaker Milo Yiannopoulos’ planned appearance that evening on campus. Watch the report: Notice the anchor’s use of the terms “alt-right,” […]

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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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NBC 26 Interjects Biased Commentary

WGBA NBC 26  |  12-12-2016 During the latter half of the week of December 12, 2016, the local media went into overdrive perpetuating the national media narrative that the Russian government undermined the recent presidential election due to its purported hacking of the email servers of John Podesta and the Democratic National Committee. WMCF took […]

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