Media Bias: Story Selection

Definition

Bias by story selection

A pattern of highlighting news stories that coincide with the agenda of the Left while ignoring stories that coincide with conservative social issues.

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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WFRV Blacks Out Netanyahu Visit

WFRV CBS 5|  2-15-2017 Recently, WMCF featured a story concerning NBC 26’s (WGBA) lack of reporting on President Trump’s visit with Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe. Taking a queue from its media colleague, in its February 15, 2017, 10:00 pm newscast, Channel 5 (WFRV) made no mention of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit with […]

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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 Ignores Important Visit

WGBA NBC 26  |  2/10/2017 In its Friday, February 10, 2017, 10pm newscast, NBC 26 (WGBA) featured a number of stories, but one important story was noticeably absent.  First, watch the report: Noticeably absent from NBC 26’s nightly news coverage:  on this day, President Donald Trump welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the White […]

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