These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal 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 KCTV5 Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of news. 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
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1963, KCTV5 is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Kansas City, Missouri, United States and serving the Kansas City metropolitan area. The associated news website is kctv5.com publishing local news, sports, weather, and crime reporting.
Funded by / Ownership
KCTV5 is owned by Gray Television, which operates 145 stations across the USA. Sponsored content and advertising generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, KCTV5 reports local news through reporters with minimal bias such as this Man dies in shooting after police respond to Independence hotel. Many local stories are accompanied by a video from the TV Station. National and international news is provided by other Gray properties as well as the Associated Press.
Editorially, KCTV5 does not produce op-eds. In general, they report the news factually and with low bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate KCTV5 Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of news. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 03/08/2021)
Last Updated on February 18, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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