KUSI-TV

Right-Center Bias 2.75Factual Reporting: Mostly Factual - Mostly Credible and Reliable


RIGHT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate KUSI.com Right-Center based on story selection and wording that slightly favors the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than high due to a failed fact check.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1982, KUSI-TV is an independent television station licensed to San Diego, California, United States. The associated website is KUSI.com which covers local news, sports, weather, and crime reporting.

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Funded by / Ownership

KUSI-TV is owned by McKinnon Broadcasting, which is a private company based in San Diego. Advertising generates revenue.

Analysis / Bias

In review, KUSI.com reports the news for the greater San Diego area with minimal bias such as this COVID cases decrease in San Diego County, 2.1% of population received both vaccine doses. Videos from the TV-Station accompany most articles. The Associated Press provides national and international news.

Editorially, they do not provide op-eds; however, they report on politics through local reporters and the Associated Press such as this Political storms swirl around California’s Governor Gavin Newsom. However, they have also published misinformation such as this MedRxiv Study: Hydroxychloroquine and zinc treatments increased COVID survival rate by almost three times. This information has not been peer-reviewed and was found to be a faulty study. Furthermore, the author of KUSI’s story demonstrates strong right bias with this quote “Once again, it turns out Trump was right.” Except he wasn’t right as there still is no evidence to confirm the effectiveness of Hydroxychloroquine. In general, the news is reported mostly factually and with a right-leaning bias.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate KUSI.com Right-Center based on story selection and wording that slightly favors the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than high due to a failed fact check. (D. Van Zandt 2/7/2021) Updated (7/4/2021)

Source: https://www.kusi.com/

Last Updated on March 6, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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