Tag: Media Blackout

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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Local Media Blacks Out Controversial Statements

7-15-2017 Local stations in both the Green Bay and Milwaukee television markets were quick to feature coverage of the national “Women’s March” that took place the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, along with the “Day Without Women” protests that took place in March. What wasn’t featured in local news coverage: that one of the individuals […]

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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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Local Media Blacks Out Religious Pilgrimage

WBAY, WLUK, WGBA |  5-7-2017 On Sunday, May 7, the fifth annual “Walk to Mary” was held, with hundreds of people taking the 22-mile walk between De Pere, WI and the National Shrine of St. Joseph in Champion, WI. Only one local television station featured coverage of the event during their 10 pm newscasts on […]

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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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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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