ABC News

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ABC NEWS Mainstream Media (MSM) Left-Center BiasLEFT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal 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 liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180


Founded in 1945, ABC News is the news division of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), owned by the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. Its flagship program is the daily evening newscast ABC World News Tonight with David Muir; other programs include morning news-talk show Good Morning America, news magazine series Nightline, Primetime and 20/20, and Sunday morning political affairs program This Week with George Stephanopoulos as well as a news website.

Funded by / Ownership

ABC News is owned by The Walt Disney Company and funded through advertising.

Analysis / Bias

ABC News is what some call a mainstream media source. They typically publish/report factual news that uses moderately loaded words in headlines such as this: At Montana rally, President Trump praises Greg Gianforte for body-slamming reporter. Story selection tends to favor the left through both wording and bias by omission where they under report some news stories that are favorable to the right. ABC always sources their information to credible sources that are either low biased or high for factual reporting. 

factual search reveals that ABC News has not failed a fact check by an IFCN fact checker.

Overall, we rate ABC News Left-Center biased based on story selection and word choices that moderately favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (5/18/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/19/2018)





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