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 CBS Los Angeles (KCBS) Left-Center Biased based on political reporting that slightly favors the left. 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 1931, KCBS-TV is a CBS owned-and-operated television station licensed to Los Angeles, California, United States. The associated website is losangeles.cbslocal.com that features local news, sports, weather, and crime for the greater Los Angeles area.
Funded by / Ownership
CBS Los Angeles (KCBS) is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, which is owned by National Amusements, Inc. They are operated by the third generation leadership of the Redstone family. The President of National Amusements and chairwoman of the company is Shari Ellin Redstone. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the CBS Los Angeles website publishes sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and local news for the greater Los Angeles region through CBSN. Local news articles and headlines use minimal emotional loaded wording such as this: OC Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Prevent Inmate EDD Fraud. Most stories are accompanied by a video from the TV station. National news stories are published from other CBS affiliates as well as the Associated Press.
Editorially, CBS Los Angeles does not publish op-eds, however, they do report on politics with slightly more stories favoring the left such as this Biden transition barrels forward while Trump administration stalls and this Cheering, Celebrations Erupt In Streets Of Los Angeles After Joe Biden Projected To Win Presidency. In general, the news is reported factually and with a slight left-leaning bias when covering politics.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate CBS Los Angeles (KCBS) Left-Center Biased based on political reporting that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/17/2020)