Tag: Russia

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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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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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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Green Bay TV Blacks-Out Hacking Report

University of Michigan Research 6-7-2017 On June 7, 2017, various news outlets across the state, along with the Washington Post, reported that University of Michigan researchers had completed a study concluding that voting machines in Wisconsin were not hacked during the November, 2016 elections. This study was prompted, in part, due to allegations and supposition by […]

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Local Media Hypes Anonymous Sources

WFRV CBS 5 |  5-11-2017 Anyone watching national media coverage of late can see an overabundance of stories casting the Trump Administration in a negative light. Aside from painting Trump in a nefarious light, these stories all share one thing in common: they’re based on accusations from anonymous sources.   Now, certainly, the anonymous source has […]

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WFRV Blindly Follows Russian “Hacking” Narrative

WFRV CBS 5  |  1-2-2017 There is no doubt that the national media has been focusing much of its reporting on Russian hacking. The local media has been no different; however, in its January 2, 2017, 10 pm newscast, Channel 5 (WFRV) took the narrative a bit too far, crossing into the realm of bias. […]

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NBC 26 Interjects Biased Commentary

WGBA NBC 26  |  12-12-2016 During the latter half of the week of December 12, 2016, the local media went into overdrive perpetuating the national media narrative that the Russian government undermined the recent presidential election due to its purported hacking of the email servers of John Podesta and the Democratic National Committee. WMC took […]

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