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Kudos to Fox 11

Wapakoneta Daily News  WLUK FOX 11 |  10-18-2017 At WMCF 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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NBC 26 Can Learn from Itself

WGBA NBC 26  | 8-24-16 On August 24 and 25, 2017, during its 6pm newscast, Green Bay’s NBC 26 (WGBA) featured coverage of the recent shooting of a young man by a Kewaunee County Sheriff’s deputy.   First, watch NBC 26’s August 24th coverage of this story:  NBC 26 Live at 6 (Recorded Aug 24, 2017, […]

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Gannett Reaches in Recent Article

GANNETT  |  8-16-2017 On August 16, 2017, Gannett-operated newspapers in Wisconsin featured the following story, which was published at the height of the recent national hysteria concerning the appropriateness of Confederate monuments in public spaces: As Confederate statues fall in U.S., Russians are erecting statues for dictator Stalin Read the story here:   Can you […]

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WKOW Commits Bias by Policy Endorsement

WKOW |  8-17-2017 On August 17, 2017, during its evening newscast, Madison’s Channel 27 (WKOW) featured a ridiculously biased, “gotcha” story titled:   Co-sponsor of campus free speech bill won’t say if he’d support white supremacist speech at UW Watch the story: Can you spot the bias? It’s twofold. First, WKOW commits bias by policy […]

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WFRV Commits Bias by Spin

WFRV CBS 5 |  8-7-2017 On August 7, 2017, Green Bay’s Channel 5 (WFRV) featured a story concerning the US Department of Justice’s efforts to “crack down” on sanctuary cities. Unfortunately for WFRV, a subtle point of bias infiltrated their reporting. See if you can spot it:   Aside from the general lack of reporting […]

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WBAY Commits Bias by Labeling

WBAY ABC 2 |  8-12-2017 In its August 12, 2017 evening newscast, Green Bay’s Channel 2 (WBAY) featured a report regarding the terrible protests that turned deadly in Charlottesville, SC. However, similar to many in the national news media, WBAY went overboard with their use of terminology in describing the event. See if you can […]

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WBAY Offers Unbalanced Report

WBAY ABC 2 |  8-1-2017 On August 1, 2017, during its 6pm newscast, Green Bay’s Channel 2 (WBAY) featured a story concerning the DNR’s approval of a Kewaunee County dairy farm expanding operations. Watch the story:   Can you spot the bias? First, let’s start with the easy one: bias by selection of sources. Notice […]

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