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 KERO TV – 23ABC Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1953, KERO-TV is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Bakersfield, California, United States. Turnto23.com is the associated website for the TV station that publishes news, sports, weather, and crime.
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Funded by / Ownership
Kero-TV – 23ABC is owned by The E. W. Scripps Company, which is an American broadcasting company that was founded in 1878 by Edward Willis “E. W.” Scripps. Kero-TV and the website is funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Turnto23.com covers local news, sports, weather, entertainment, and crime for the greater Bakersfield area. Local news is reported with minimal bias such as this: One person dead after an off-duty deputy-involved shooting in Northeast Bakersfield. Like most stories, there is an embedded video from the TV station. National news is derived from a variety of sources with most coming from the Associated Press and Scripps National.
Editorially, they do not offer op-eds however they do cover political news through the Associated Press as well as local journalists with minimal bias such as this Preparing to vote this November. In general, the news is reported factually and with low bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate KERO TV – 23ABC Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/22/2020)
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