Media Bias: Placement

Definition

Bias by placement

A pattern of placing news stories so as to downplay information supportive of conservative views.

Bryce Buys Fake Twitter Followers, Journal-Sentinel Criticizes the GOP

By James Wigderson for Wisconsin Media Check and Media Trackers Randy Bryce, the Democratic challenger in the first Congressional District known for hanging with Hollywood celebrities, achieved more fame when the New York Times reported he purchased fake followers for his Twitter account. However, readers of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel could be forgiven for being under […]

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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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Bias by Placement? You Decide

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel |  6-29-2017 Every once and awhile at WMC we are alerted to various news stories or features that make us furrow our brows and ask:  is it bias or not? Here’s one such example. On the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel’s website, they have a practice of featuring “Top Videos” embedded next to a news story. […]

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NBC 26 & TMJ4 “Grill” Walker

WGBA | WTMJ |  5-31-2017 On Tuesday, May 30, Green Bay’s NBC 26 (WGBA) and Milwaukee’s TMJ4 both headlined a story on Gov. Walker Tweeting a photo of shish kabobs he was grilling on Memorial Day.   Check out the headlines via WTMJ 4 and WGBA 26:   Now, the obvious question is:  how is […]

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Post-Crescent Takes up the Battle Cry

Appleton Post Crescent | 4-16-2017 In its Easter Sunday edition, the Appleton Post-Crescent (a member of the Gannett-USA Today Network) featured a whopper of a piece titled: Protesters Demand Trump Release Taxes You can read a version of the story at USA Today’s website here. The title pretty much sums up the story: thousands of […]

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Planned Parenthood Grand Jury Probe

WLUK FOX 11 went so far as to omit from its lead at 5 p.m. on January 26, 2016 the fact that a Texas grand jury was commissioned to investigate Planned Parenthood for illegally selling fetal body parts. ..

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