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 KCRW – NPR – Santa Monica Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives that slightly favors 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
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Radio Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1947, KCRW – Santa Monica is an FM radio station (89.9) based in Santa Monica, California, that broadcasts National Public Radio (NPR).
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Funded by / Ownership
KCRW – Santa Monica is a service of Santa Monica College. 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 KCRW – Santa Monica website reports news and radio programming information with a slight liberal bias. News on the website is derived from NPR and often utilizes moderately loaded language, such as this 2 city ballot measures attempt to take on LA’s housing crisis. This story is fact-based and, like all others reviewed, relies on credible sources of information.
In general, story selection tends to slightly lean left, as does editorial content such as this Mayoral hopeful Karen Bass wants to change ‘whack-a-mole approach’ to homelessness. 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 KCRW – NPR – Santa Monica Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives that slightly favors 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 11/2/2022)
Last Updated on November 2, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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