Category: General

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Politifail

By James Wigderson The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Kertscher, writing in the newspaper’s fact-checking Politifact section, once again substitutes opinion for an objective evaluation of a political candidate’s statement. Kertscher gave a Supreme Court candidate a “half true” rating when everything he wrote in evidence pointed to a “Pants on Fire” rating for knowingly making […]

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AR-15, Fact and Fiction

Following the horrific school shooting in Parkland Florida, the U.S. is once again confronted with the question of how these terrible acts of meaningless violence could be halted. So far, the mainstream media and the anti-gun left have generally called for “tougher gun laws,” sometime including universal background checks. In an effort to understand the situation […]

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Local Media Silent on John Doe Hearing

A hearing last Thursday at the Brown County courthouse with newly-appointed John Doe Judge Kendall Kelley was largely ignored by the local and mainstream media. None of the four television stations in the market were in the courtroom, including one located across the street from the courthouse. The light coverage is noteworthy because the John […]

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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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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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Does WMC Have an Influence?

WMC  |  4-26-2017 WMC often gets asked the question: do you guys have any impact on Wisconsin media? We often chuckle at the question, not surprised at the level of cynicism in the voice of the person asking. Though no media outlet has ever come out and said, Wisconsin Media Check, you’ve made us better reporters!, let’s […]

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Kudos to WBAY for Acknowledging Key Fact

WBAY ABC 2 |  3-14-2017 WMC has featured several analyses recently concerning local media’s repeated habit of not acknowledging the difference between “immigrants” and “illegal immigrants.” This is an important distinction, especially when discussing laws and regulations regarding immigration reform. On March 14, 2017, Channel 2 (WBAY) featured a report titled: “Credit card skimmers found […]

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WMC Proudly Declares Mea Culpa

Retraction  |  12-28-2016 On December 15, 2016, we featured an analysis concerning WFRV Channel 5’s use of the term “unofficial” when describing Wisconsin’s presidential election results.   WMC took the position that according to the Wisconsin Election Commission’s website, the “Official” November 8 results were “certified November 29, 2016,” subject to recount, and that the […]

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WLUK’S Hypocrisy on Display

WLUK FOX 11  |  12-6-2016 Bias:  Hypocrisy On October 11, 2016, WMC featured an analysis “checking” a story posted on FOX 11’s (WLUK) website. WMC’s gripe: in its story concerning Hillary Clinton, FOX 11 embedded a Tweet from the New Yorker titled: “New Poll Reveals Voters Find Unconscious Clinton More Fit to Be President Than […]

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