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.

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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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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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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