NBC 26 Commits Bias by Story Placement

WGBA NBC 26 |  10-24-2017


On October 24, 2017, national news broke concerning revelations that the Hillary Clinton Campaign, along with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) spent approximately $12-million dollars funding the now-discredited “Trump-Russia Dossier,” which many on the left, including national media, have relied upon in furtherance of the narrative that the Trump Campaign was “colluding” with Russia to “steal” the 2016 presidential election from Hillary Clinton.

This is certainly bombshell news, as the Dossier has been cited to by DOJ officials as one of the bases for commencing the Trump-Russia Collusion investigation being led by Robert Mueller. Certainly, then, the fact that the Dossier was generated at the behest of political opponents raises serious questions as to its credibility, and why the DOJ would continue to rely upon it.

Local news outlets prominently featured coverage of the story in their newscasts and on their websites. However, one outlier could be noticeably found. If one consulted NBC 26’s (WGBA) website on October 25, here were the featured stories:

Notice, there is no mention of Fusion GPS Dossier story on NBC 26’s homepage (it was mentioned elsewhere on the site).

Yet, we prominently see a story titled: Trump campaign contractor contacted Wikileaks – an old story that calls into question whether it was proper for the Trump campaign to ask Wikileaks if it actually had Hillary Clinton’s infamously deleted emails.

The fact that NBC 26 chose to bury a damning story regarding the Clinton Campaign’s connection to the Fusion GPS Dossier, while simultaneously featuring a negative story about the Trump Campaign’s contacts with Wikileaks constitutes bias by story placement. 

 

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