These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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 KION – Monterey News Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting without offering opinion pieces. 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 1969, KION – Monterey News is a FOX/CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Monterey, California. The associated website is kion546.com which provides news, sports, weather, politics, and crime reporting.
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Funded by / Ownership
The News-Press & Gazette Company (NPG) owns KION – Monterey News and the associated website. NPG owns and publishes several TV and Radio stations and newspapers, primarily in the midwest USA. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The KION – Monterey News website publishes news for the greater Monterey, California area. Local news features original reporting with minimal bias, such as this: Gilroy drinking water declared safe after additional testing. Many stories also contain videos from the TV Station. National and international news is covered through the Associated Press, CBS News, CNN Newswire, and other large credible media outlets.
Editorially, they do not produce op-eds; however, they report political news with minimal bias, such as this Jimmy Panetta announces re-run for Congress. Political reporting is reasonably balanced, covering both sides and avoiding using emotional language. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the KION – Monterey News Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting without offering opinion pieces. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 06/19/2022)
Last Updated on June 19, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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