These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall we rate Leading Britain’s Conversation (LBC) Right-Center biased based on having predominately conservative radio hosts. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to controversial and inaccurate statements from the radio hosts.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Radio Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Leading Britain’s Conversation (LBC) is a broadcast radio station in London/UK providing news, talk, and information regarding issues related to the UK and the world since 1973. LBC also has a website that reports news using Sky News as a source. They were initially named the London Broadcast Company.
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Funded by / Ownership
LBC is owned by British Media Company Global Media and Entertainment Ltd. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, LBC radio primarily broadcasts talk and phone-in type shows. It has several right-wing presenters, such as Iain Dale, a conservative for parliament, and Nick Ferrari. The broadcasting standards commission has criticized him for encouraging racism against asylum seekers. They also had Katie Hopkins, a conservative provocateur, that had to resign over a controversial tweet. Her views are similar to American conservative political commentator Ann Coulter. Recently, conservative Nigel Farage hosted a talk show on LBC. On the left, they have James O’Brien, who describes himself as a “champagne socialist.”
Failed Fact Checks
Overall we rate Leading Britain’s Conversation (LBC) Right-Center biased based on having predominately conservative radio hosts. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to controversial and inaccurate statements from the radio hosts. (M. Huitsing 8/25/2017) Updated (12/08/2022)
Last Updated on May 31, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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