Tag: Election 2016

Local Media Blacks-Out Interesting Factoid

Media Blackout  |  9-28-2017 Local media in Wisconsin has certainly not been one to shy away from featuring nightly stories regarding the progress of the investigation into Russia’s attempts to “collude” to undermine the 2016 election in the United States. The spin commonly featured in these reports is that the Russians wanted Donald Trump to […]

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Local Media Blacks-Out Comey Revelations

8-30-2017 On or around August 30, 2017, significant revelations concerning former FBI Director, James Comey, and his decision to exonerate Hillary Clinton of any liability for destroying and/or sharing classified emails. As reported by CNN: Comey prepared the draft exoneration for Clinton before conducting interviews with top Clinton aides who were offered immunity for their […]

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Green Bay TV Blacks-Out Hacking Report

University of Michigan Research 6-7-2017 On June 7, 2017, various news outlets across the state, along with the Washington Post, reported that University of Michigan researchers had completed a study concluding that voting machines in Wisconsin were not hacked during the November, 2016 elections. This study was prompted, in part, due to allegations and supposition by […]

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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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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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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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