These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate CP24 Least Biased based on low biased news coverage. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Canada’s CP24 or CablePulse 24 has been a 24-hour local news channel broadcasting since 1998. The channel is based in Toronto. CP24 mainly focuses on local news from the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario, covering national and international news.
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Funded by / Ownership
Bell Media owns CP24. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
According to an interview with The Toronto Star, former political commentator Stephen LeDrew claimed he was fired because of an appearance on the Fox News Channel. CP24 states he was fired because of violating the non-competition clause of his contract. This may indicate a left-leaning bias by CP24; however, there isn’t clear evidence to support this.
In review, their world coverage utilizes least biased sources, such as the Associated Press. CP24 demonstrates minimal bias in reporting coverage and story selection. For example, “City councilor wants Donald Trump’s name removed from Toronto’s Trump Tower.”
Editorially, they do not offer opinion pieces. Further, a Reuters institute survey found that 55% of respondents trust their news coverage and 15% do not, ranking them #8 in trust among the major English language Canadian news providers. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate CP24 Least Biased based on low biased news coverage. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 12/31/2017) Updated (03/28/2022)
Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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