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.
- Overall, we rate ABC11 high for factual reporting and left-center biased for story selection and word choices.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
ABC11 Eyewitness News is an ABC owned-and-operated television station and website covering Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville, and the greater North Carolina region. ABC11 delivers breaking news and live streaming video, local news, weather, traffic, and sports. The TV station was founded in 1953.
Funded by / Ownership
ABC11 or WTVD is owned by Disney/ABC corporation. The TV station and website are funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, ABC11 has a left-center bias in reporting coverage and story word choices such as: “Artists hang Ku Klux ‘Klowns’ from tree to protest white nationalism in Virginia” and “Trump administration to review and replace Obama rules on campus sex assault.” ABC11 is well-sourced as they use credible news sources such as the AP.
Editorially, they do not produce op-eds, but when reporting on politics tend to lean slightly left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate ABC11 high for factual reporting and left-center biased for story selection and word choices. (M. Huitsing 9/13/2017) Updated (02/11/2021)