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 appeals 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 KNTV – NBC Bay Area Left-Center Biased based on political coverage that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1954, KNTV – NBC Bay Area (San Francisco) is an NBC-owned-and-operated television station licensed to San Jose, California, United States. NBCbayarea.com is the associated website covering news, weather, sports, crime, and lifestyle.
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Funded by / Ownership
KNTV – NBC Bay Area is owned by NBCUniversal a subsidiary of Comcast, which owns multiple TV stations around the USA. Advertising and sponsored content generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
KNTV – NBC Bay Area covers local news through reporters with minimal bias, such as this Heat Advisory Issued as Temperatures Soar Across Bay Area. Most stories are accompanied by videos from the TV station. The Associated Press and other NBC-owned stations provide national and world news. All information is sourced from first-hand accounts and other credible media sources.
Editorially, KNTV – NBC Bay Area typically does not produce opinion content; however, they report on national politics with a slight left-leaning bias in wording and story selection Biden Focuses on Workers as High Inflation Remains a Risk. The news is generally reported factually and with a slight left-leaning bias when covering political issues.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate KNTV – NBC Bay Area Left-Center Biased based on political coverage that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 06/21/2022)
Last Updated on June 21, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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