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CBS News - Left Center BiasLEFT-CENTER BIAS

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.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180


Founded in 1929, CBS News is the news division of American television and radio service CBS. The president of CBS News is David Rhodes. CBS News has multiple television broadcasts that consists of CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, news magazine programs CBS Sunday Morning, 60 Minutes and 48 Hours, and Sunday morning political affairs program Face the Nation. They also have CBS Radio News that is broadcast on 100’s of radio stations in the USA, as well as a 24 hour digital news network, CBSN.

Funded by / Ownership

CBS News is owned by CBS Corporation.  The president, chief executive and executive chairman of the company is Leslie Moonves. On 7/27/2018 a news story broke that alleges sexual misconduct allegations against Mr. Moonves. CBS wrote a response to the allegations stating they will be “taken seriously”. CBS News is funded through advertising.

Analysis / Bias

CBS News is considered a mainstream USA media source that reports news with a left leaning bias in story selection. In other words, they are more likely to report on a story that is favorable to the left or more critical of the right. However, CBS News always sources their information properly and covers both sides of stories. Wording of headlines utilize minimal loaded words such as this: Trump denies advance knowledge of son’s meeting with Russian lawyer.

A factual search reveals one claim that was rated Mixed by an IFCN fact checker.

Overall, we rate CBS News Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (5/16/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 7/27/2018)





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