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 using appeal 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 CBS Sacramento (KOVR) Left-Center Biased based on political reporting that slightly favors the left. 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 1954, KOVR-TV is a CBS owned-and-operated television station serving Sacramento, California, United States that is licensed to Stockton. The associated news website is found at sacramento.cbslocal.com covering local news, weather, sports, politics, and crime.
Funded by / Ownership
KOVR – CBS Sacramento is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, which is owned by National Amusements, Inc. They are operated by the third generation leadership of the Redstone family. The President of National Amusements and chairwoman of the company is Shari Ellin Redstone. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the CBS Sacramento website publishes sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and local news for the greater Sacramento region through CBSN. Local news articles and headlines use minimal emotional loaded wording such as this: Armed Standoff In Rancho Cordova Ends Peacefully. Most stories are accompanied by a video from the TV station. National news stories are published from other CBS affiliates as well as the Associated Press.
Editorially, CBS Sacramento does not publish op-eds, however, they do report on politics with slightly more stories favoring the left such as this Sacramento Man Resigns From Position In California Republican Assembly After Involvement In Capitol Riot and this Pelosi Calls Trump ‘Imminent Threat’ To Democracy, House To Proceed With Impeachment Legislation. In general, the news is reported factually and with a slight left-leaning bias when covering politics.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate CBS Sacramento (KOVR) Left-Center Biased based on political reporting 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 01/16/2021)