CBS Philly (KYW-TV)

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  • Overall, we rate CBS Philly Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing of political information. 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: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Launched in 1932, KYW-TV is a CBS-owned-and-operated television station licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The station is also known as CBS Philly, and the associated website that publishes local news and information is philadelphia.cbslocal.com.

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Funded by / Ownership

KYW-TV is owned by CBS Corp, which operates dozens of TV stations in the USA. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the CBS Philly website publishes sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and local news for the greater Philadephia region. Local news articles and headlines use minimal emotionally loaded wording such as this: Philadelphia Suburbs Enter Green Phase As Many Personal Care Businesses Reopen At 50% Capacity. A video accompanies most stories from the TV station. National news stories are published by other CBS affiliates and the Associated Press.

Editorially, CBS Philly does not publish op-eds; however, they report on politics with slightly more stories favoring the left, such as this Joe Biden Says President Trump Exercises ‘No Leadership’ On Coronavirus Response While Campaigning In Delaware County. However, they frequently cover political news favorable to Republicans, and Pennsylvania Republican Senators Propose Limiting Gov. Wolf’s Power In Response To Stay-At-Home Orders. Most importantly, the reporters deliver political news with little opinion interjected. In general, CBS Philly reports news factually and with minimal bias.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate CBS Philly Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing of political information. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/26/2020) Updated (07/01/2022)

Source: https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/

Last Updated on July 1, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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