Tag: WFRV CBS 5

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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WFRV Ignores Alternative Voices

WFRV CBS 5 | 4-22-2017 On April 22, 2017, Channel 5 (WFRV) featured a story during its 10 pm newscast titled: Protesters unite and march in opposition of the back forty mine. The story focused on protests taking place in Menominee, MI, over permits that were issued by the State of Michigan that clear the […]

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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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Channel 5 Demonstrates Bias Regarding Protests

WFRV CBS 5  |  2-13-2017 On Monday, February 13, 2017, Channel 5 (WFRV) presented a doozey of a story regarding the “Day without Latinos, Immigrants, & Refugees” demonstrations in Milwaukee.  First, watch the report here. Can you spot the bias? Well, there are several forms presented.  Let’s address them one at a time. First, the […]

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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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WFRV Serves as Conduit to Liberal Narrative

WFRV CBS 5  |  1/14/2017 On January 14, 2017, Channel 5 (WFRV) featured a story on its website titled: Rights group: Rise of Trump, far-right leaders puts ‘human rights system at risk’ The story, found here, was originally published by CNN, but was nevertheless featured in its entirety on WFRV’s website – bias and all. […]

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WFRV Blindly Follows Russian “Hacking” Narrative

WFRV CBS 5  |  1-2-2017 There is no doubt that the national media has been focusing much of its reporting on Russian hacking. The local media has been no different; however, in its January 2, 2017, 10 pm newscast, Channel 5 (WFRV) took the narrative a bit too far, crossing into the realm of bias. […]

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NBC 26 & Channel 5 Commit Bias by Omission

WGBA 12/19/2016  WFRV CBS 5 WGBA NBC 26 |  12-19-2016 On Monday, December 19, 2016, both NBC 26 (WGBA) and Channel 5 (WFRV) featured headline stories during their 10 pm newscast concerning the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey.   Both stations partially reported on what the assassin said during his attack: “Don’t forget […]

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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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