Tag: WGBA NBC 26

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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NBC 26 Commits Bias by Spin

WGBA NBC 26 |  3-11/2017 On March 11, 2017, NBC 26 (WGBA) featured the following report on its Facebook page from an individual who appears to be a reporter attending an event for “immigrants” at a local church in Green Bay. Watch the report: WMCF has previously addressed the commonplace bias by spin that exists […]

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NBC 26 Takes on Infrastructure Spending

WGBA NBC 26 | 3-9-2017 On Thursday, March 9, 2017, NBC 26 (WGBA) featured a news package concerning a recent “report card” issued by the Society of Civil Engineers grading the nation’s infrastructure. First, watch the report: In this case, NBC 26 commits bias by commission and policy endorsement in featuring this report. How? Let’s […]

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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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WBAY Commits Bias by Graphic

WBAY ABC 2|  2-7-2017 Pictures speak louder than words, so the saying goes. On February 2, 2017, Channel 2 (WBAY) proved up that adage. On its website, Channel 2 featured the following headline and graphic: WMCF “checks” this as bias by graphic. The graphic, which prominently features a “Stop the Pipeline” sign, directly undermines the […]

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NBC 26 Commits Bias by Labeling

WGBA NBC 26 |  2/1/2017 On February 1, 2017, during its 10 pm newscast, NBC 26 (WGBA) reported on the violence that was unleashed at U.C. Berkeley in response to Breitbart News editor and public speaker Milo Yiannopoulos’ planned appearance that evening on campus. Watch the report: Notice the anchor’s use of the terms “alt-right,” […]

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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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NBC 26 Takes on an “Unbeliever” — the DNR

WGBA NBC 26  |  12-29-2016 In its December 29, 2016, 10pm newscast, NBC 26 (WGBA) addressed a “dramatic change” to the Wisconsin DNR’s website. Watch the story: The “dramatic change” hyperbole aside, in its reporting, NBC 26 commits two types of bias. First, it commits bias by policy endorsement by implicitly accusing the DNR of […]

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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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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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