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 appeals 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 Inside Edition Left-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Premiering in 1989, Inside Edition is an American television tabloid news magazine and website launched in 1998. It is the longest-running syndicated-newsmagazine program that is not strictly focused on entertainment news. The program features a mix of hard news stories, entertainment news and gossip, scandals, true-crime stories, and lifestyle features. Deborah Norville anchors the program during weekdays, and Diane McInerney anchoring weekend editions.
Funded by / Ownership
CBS Interactive, which is a subsidiary of the CBS Corporation, owns Inside Edition. They generate revenue through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
Inside Edition has won numerous awards over the years, including the Polk award in 1996 for its investigation into the insurance industry. This review will focus on website content.
In review, the website publishes news about Crime, Politics, Health, Entertainment, Flashbacks, and Royals. We will focus on political news to evaluate bias. Inside Edition covers political news with minimal to moderately loaded headlines such as this: Did President Trump’s Allies Pressure School to Hide His Grades? This story is appropriately sourced to credible left-leaning sources such as the New York Times and Washington Post. On the other hand, some headlines are more sensational: Boy Sells Hot Chocolate to Help Build Trump’s Border Wall, Gets Called ‘Little Hitler.’ This video story is sourced through interviews. In general, political stories tend to favor the left slightly.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Inside Edition Left-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/15/2019) Updated (9/28/2021)
Last Updated on September 28, 2021 by Media Bias Fact Check
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