WLUK FOX 11 | 2-20-2017
In its 2/20/2017 nightly newscast, Fox 11 (WLUK) presented a story concerning remarks made by President Trump about problems Sweden was encountering due to an influx of immigrants.
Listen to the story (we apologize for not having video):
(No Connection to Immigrants and Crime in Sweden as Claimed by President Trump followed up by Not My President’s Day).
Note the anchor states that Trump “had suggested that some sort of incident had happened in the country of Sweden.” Translation: Trump claims something happened in Sweden, but it didn’t.
In this report, Fox 11 commits bias by spin. Here, the report furthers the general national media narrative that “all is well in Sweden and Europe, despite the influx of immigrants.” The reality: all is not well in Sweden. The country has been plagued by an uptick in crime and unemployment, much of it attributable to its increased immigrant population.
Here are a few stories about such instances.
Ironically, Fox 11 itself featured a story on its website on February 24th where it explicitly states:
“Europe has been plagued with issues related to immigration.”
So, if this is the case, then why did the media make such big ado about Trump’s remarks about Sweden?
Instead of acknowledging the immigration problem, the media (including local media) continues to ignore it, castigating those who call out the problem as “xenophobes” or “over-reactors.” Choosing to paint a rosy picture when the situation is anything but rosy is bias by spin.