Tag: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Media Mischaracterizes Local Ordinances Bill

By Kevin Binversie of Media Trackers One would think having uniform rules around the state of Wisconsin regarding labor law, and wages wouldn’t be controversial. But that’s exactly how a report from early December in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel made a bill authored by and now being circulated by state Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield). In […]

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Journal-Sentinel Spins Narrative

Journal-Sentinel | 9-27-2017 On September 27, 2017, the Milwaukee-Journal Sentinel  (along with other Gannett Media newspapers) featured the following story: Wisconsin Supreme Court cuts stipends for judges who asked for tougher conflict standards The story, found here calls into question the “conservative” justices of the Wisconsin Supreme Court who voted in favor of eliminating the payment of […]

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Bias by Placement? You Decide

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel |  6-29-2017 Every once and awhile at WMC we are alerted to various news stories or features that make us furrow our brows and ask:  is it bias or not? Here’s one such example. On the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s website, they have a practice of featuring “Top Videos” embedded next to a news story. […]

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Chippewa-Herald Misleads with Headline

Chippewa-Herald |  3-8-2017 On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, the Chippewa-Herald featured a story titled: Walker refuses to endorse federal health care bill The article featured comments by Gov. Walker who was publicly expressing concerns about the newly introduced Republican-plan to overhaul Obamacare. The Chippewa-Herald commits bias by headline in this case because the headline gives […]

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