These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an 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 KETV Least Biased based on story selection with minimally biased editorializing. 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: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1957, KETV is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Omaha, Nebraska, United States, and serving Council Bluffs, Iowa. KETV.com is the associated news and information website for the TV station.
Funded by / Ownership
KETV is owned by Hearst Communications, which owns newspapers, magazines, television channels, and television stations, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, and Esquire. According to Open Secrets, Hearst donated 70% to Republican candidates and causes in 2020. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, KETV.com reports on news, crime, sports, weather, and entertainment for the greater Omaha, Nebraska area. Local news is covered through reporters with minimal bias in wording, such as this Omaha police identify officers involved in deadly police shooting near 27th & Harrison. Most stories are accompanied by a video from the TV station. CNN, Associated Press, and other Hearst affiliates typically cover the national news.
Editorially, KETV has a section dedicated to editorials that are not overtly biased. They also report on national politics with minimal bias as the primary source is usually the Associated Press. In general, the news is reported factually with minimal editorializing.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate KETV Least Biased based on story selection with minimally biased editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/22/2020) Updated (04/21/2022)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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