ABC12 News (WJRT)

WJRT/ABC12 - Least Biased - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEAST BIASED

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  • Overall, we rate WJRT/ABC12.com Least Biased based on minimally loaded language and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1958, WJRT-TV is an ABC-affiliated television station based in Flint, Michigan, USA. ABC12.com is the website for the TV station and provides news for Flint, Michigan, and the surrounding region.

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Funded by / Ownership

WJRT/ABC12.com is owned by Gray Television, which operates 145 stations across the USA. Revenue is derived through sponsored content and advertising.

Funded by / Ownership

In review, ABC12.com provides news coverage for the Flint, Michigan market and the surrounding areas, encompassing several counties. Local news is covered through reporters with minimal bias and often has video provided by the TV station: Whitmer: ‘Very unlikely’ that Michigan students will return to classrooms. The national news is provided through other Gray Television affiliates and the Associated Press. International news generally comes from CNN and the Associated Press.

Editorially, WJRT does not offer an opinion page and, when covering politics, utilizes minimally loaded words such as this Washington set to deliver $2.2 trillion virus rescue bill. In general, WJRT/ABC12 reports news factually and with minimal bias.

Failed Fact Checks

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Overall, we rate WJRT/ABC12.com Least Biased based on minimally loaded language and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/27/2020) Updated (01/05/2022)

Source: https://www.abc12.com/

Last Updated on January 5, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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