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 appealing 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 New York (WCBS, WLNY) 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1931, WCBS-TV, WLNY-TV is a CBS-owned-and-operated television station licensed to New York City, New York, United States. The associated website is newyork.cbslocal.com that features local news, sports, weather, and crime for the greater New York City area.
Funded by / Ownership
CBS New York (WCBS) is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, which National Amusements, Inc owns. 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. Advertising and sponsored content generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the CBS New York website publishes sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and local news for the greater New York City region through CBSN. Local news articles and headlines use minimal emotionally loaded wording: NYC To Begin Moving Homeless Out Of Lucerne And Other Hotels. A video accompanies most stories from the TV station. National news stories are published from other CBS affiliates as well as the Associated Press.
Editorially, CBS New York does not publish op-eds; however, they do report on politics with slightly more stories favoring the left, such as this President Joe Biden Lifts Muslim Travel Ban, Giving Immigrants In New York Hope, and this Jack Ciattarelli Wins New Jersey GOP Primary, Beating Trump Boosters. In general, the news is reported factually and with a slight left-leaning bias when covering politics.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate CBS New York (WCBS, WLNY) 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 06/28/2021)
Last Updated on February 10, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check