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 appealing 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 KPIX – CBS San Francisco 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1948, KPIX – CBS San Francisco is a CBS-owned-and-operated television station licensed to San Francisco, California, United States. The associated website is sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com that features local news, sports, weather, and crime for the greater Chicago area.
Funded by / Ownership
KPIX – CBS San Francisco is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, which National Amusements, Inc owns. 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. Advertising and sponsored content generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the KPIX – CBS San Francisco website publishes sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and local news for the greater San Francisco Bay Area region through CBSN. Local news articles and headlines use minimal emotionally loaded wording: San Jose Approves Nation’s 1st Mandatory Gun Liabililty Insurance, Annual Fees. A video accompanies most stories from the TV station. National news stories are published from other CBS affiliates as well as the Associated Press.
Editorially, KPIX – CBS San Francisco does not publish op-eds; however, they do report on politics with slightly more stories favoring the left, such as this No Parade, But Plenty Of Joy As Fully-Reopened San Francisco Celebrates Pride Weekend. In general, the news is reported factually and with a slight left-leaning bias when covering politics.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate KPIX – CBS San Francisco 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 06/30/2021)