These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate ABC7 New York Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1947, WABC-TV is the flagship station of the ABC television network, licensed to New York, New York, United States. ABC7NY.com is the associated website that provides news, weather, and sports for the New York City Metropolitan region.
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Funded by / Ownership
ABC7 New York is owned by the ABC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the ABC7 New York website covers news, sports, crime, and weather for the New York City Metro area. Local news is covered through reporters with minimal bias such as this Suspect killed in police-involved shooting in Queens. Many local stories contain embedded video from the TV station. National and world news is covered by ABC News, Associated Press, ESPN, and other ABC stations.
Editorially, ABC7 New York does not provide opinion pieces, however, they do report on politics. They provide original reporting with minimal bias such as this Post-debate poll: Who won the debate, Mike Pence or Kamala Harris? They also rely on political news from CNN and the Associated Press. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate ABC7 New York Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/8/2020)
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