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 appealing 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 KBUT – NPR – Crested Butte Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Radio Station
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
KBUT – NPR – Crested Butte is an NPR FM radio station (90.3 FM) based in Crested Butte, Colorado, serving the surrounding area.
Funded by / Ownership
KBUT – NPR – Crested Butte is owned and broadcast by the Crested Butte Mtn Educal. Radio Inc. Revenue is derived through institutional grants, individual contributions, and fees paid by users of the Public Radio Satellite System. NPR stations receive less than 1% of their funding from the federal government.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the KBUT – NPR – Crested Butte website reports news and radio programming information with a slight liberal bias. News on the website is derived from NPR and often utilizes minimally loaded language, such as this Big snow brings big blooms to Gunnison Valley. This story is fact-based and, like all others reviewed, relies on credible sources of information. The website also publishes content from American Public Media and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
In general, story selection tends to lean slightly left, as does editorial content, such as this: Heidi Steltzer: Mountain Scientist on Climate Change and the Power of Narrative. Finally, news reporting is fact-based and leans left from an editorial perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate KBUT – NPR – Crested Butte Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/24/2023)
Last Updated on October 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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