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- Overall, Coast to Coast AM is a conspiracy and pseudoscience media source through the promotion of unproven or false claims.
Bias Rating: CONSPIRACY-PSEUDOSCIENCE
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Radio
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1984 by Art Bell, Coast to Coast AM is an American late-night radio talk show with a large audience that deals with various topics. Most frequently, the topics relate to either the paranormal or conspiracy theories. George Noory currently hosts the show.
Funded by / Ownership
The radio show is syndicated by Premiere Networks, an American radio network. It is the largest syndication company in the United States. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of iHeartMedia and is headed by Julie Talbott. Coast to Coast AM is funded through advertising and a subscription model for different tiers of listening and web access.
Analysis / Bias
Coast to Coast AM deals with UFOs, strange occurrences, life after death, and other unexplained (and often inexplicable) phenomena. The Coast to Coast AM format consists of a combination of live callers and long-format interviews. The subject matter usually covers bizarre topics followed by personal stories about callers, junk science, pseudo-experts, and non-peer-reviewed scientists.
Politically, they do not take sides but tend to favor former President Trump, such as this Donald Trump’s Presidency Will End On The Day Of A Comet, A Meteor Shower, And A Total Eclipse Of The Sun. This curated story from Forbes is not biased but points to their favoring of conspiracy theories and pseudoscience.
Overall, Coast to Coast AM is a conspiracy and pseudoscience media source through the promotion of unproven or false claims. (8/21/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 07/08/2022)
Last Updated on July 8, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check