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Memo to AP’s Bauer: Law Enforcement in Wisconsin is Local

By Sam Morateck of Media Trackers It seems reasonable to hold mayors accountable for crime in their respective cities; law enforcement is a local responsibility. But is it logical to hold a governor of a state responsible for murder increases statewide when law enforcement is conducted on a local level and city murder rates drive […]

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Radio Silence on Johnson’s Russian Cancellation

By Kevin Binversie of Media Trackers For as Russia-obsessed as the mainstream press has become, one would have assumed a Wisconsin-related Russia story would make front page news in the Badger state. Instead, there was hardly a peep from Wisconsin-based media. The story was the sudden cancellation of a trip by three U.S. Senators to […]

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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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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 […]

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620 WTMJ Obfuscates Statistics on Illegal Guns

620 WTMJ |  10-30-2017 Did you see this headline from a recent 620 WTMJ article? Report: Wisconsin plays a role in Chicago’s gun problem The anchor obfuscates the truth when he states that “60% of those crime guns come from outside the state.” The implication here is that Wisconsin must be a main contributor to Chicago’s […]

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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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Kudos to Fox 11

Wapakoneta Daily News  WLUK FOX 11 |  10-18-2017 At WMC we spend most of our time calling-out bias in local media; however, when we get the chance to acknowledge a good example of unbiased reporting, we like to give credit where credit is due. Recently, FOX 11 (WLUK) featured a story on its website: Paper […]

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Door County Pulse Overplays Hand

Door County Pulse |  9-7-2017 In its September 7, 2017 “Reps in the News” feature, Door County Pulse featured  the following “tidbit” concerning President Donald Trump’s claim that his campaign was “wiretapped” by Obama officials: Pretty bold words:   The current President of the United States flat-out lied about the then-sitting president issuing a wiretap […]

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Local Media Blacks-Out Interesting Factoid

Media Blackout  |  9-28-2017 Local media in Wisconsin has certainly not been one to shy away from featuring nightly stories regarding the progress of the investigation into Russia’s attempts to “collude” to undermine the 2016 election in the United States. The spin commonly featured in these reports is that the Russians wanted Donald Trump to […]

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Local Media Blacks-Out Comey Revelations

8-30-2017 On or around August 30, 2017, significant revelations concerning former FBI Director, James Comey, and his decision to exonerate Hillary Clinton of any liability for destroying and/or sharing classified emails. As reported by CNN: Comey prepared the draft exoneration for Clinton before conducting interviews with top Clinton aides who were offered immunity for their […]

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