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, KUTV articles are typically well-sourced; therefore, we rate them high for factual reporting and right-center biased due to ownership.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Kutv.com is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. Broadcasting since 1954, KUTV particularly focuses on news about Utah. KUTV delivers local news, breaking news, weather, and sports.
Funded by / Ownership
KUTV is owned by the Sinclair Broadcasting Group. Sinclair owns numerous right-leaning TV stations throughout the USA. They are funded through an advertising and subscription model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, KUTV republishes articles from credible sources such as the AP and utilizes sources such as http://blog.udot.utah.gov, and utahpolicy.com. In reporting, KUTV sometimes utilizes emotional language in their headlines, such as “Utah doctor’s response to Trump tweet on climate change goes viral” and “New poll shows Romney with huge lead in Utah Senate race”.
According to a Salt Lake Tribune article titled “Statement mandated by KUTV’s right-wing owner only highlights its hypocrisy”, KUTV is running a statement about fake news, which is mandated by the right-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns the station.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, KUTV articles are typically well-sourced; therefore, we rate them high for factual reporting and right-center biased due to ownership. (M. Huitsing 4/2/2018) Updated (02/12/2023)
Last Updated on May 31, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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