Daily Source Bias Check: London Broadcasting Company (LBC)

London Broadcasting Company (LBC) - Right Center BiasRIGHT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.

Factual Reporting: MIXED

Notes: The London Broadcasting Company (LBC) is a broadcast radio station in London/UK providing news, talk and information regarding issues related the UK and the world since 1973. LBC is owned by British Media Company Global Radio. LBC also has a website that reports news with a left-center bias by primarily using Sky News as a source.

LBC radio primarily broadcasts talk and phone-in type shows and has a number of right wing presenters such as Iain Dave, who was a conservative member of parliament and Nick Ferrari who has been criticized by the broadcasting standards commission for encouraging racism against asylum seekers. They also have Katie Hopkins who is a conservative provocateur and recently had to resign over a controversial tweet. Her views are similar to American conservative political commentator, Ann Coulter. Recently, conservative Nigel Farage hosted a talk show on LBC. On the left they have James O’Brien who describes himself as a “champagne socialist”. Overall we rate the LBC website as left-center biased in reporting and the radio shows as right biased based on more right wing opinions. On a whole, we rate LBC as right-center biased and mixed for factual reporting due to controversial statements from the radio hosts. (M. Huitsing 8/25/2017)


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