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 using appeal 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 the London Broadcast Company (LBC) Right-Center biased based on having predominately conservative radio hosts. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to controversial and not always factual statements from the radio hosts.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180
The London Broadcasting Company (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.
Funded by / Ownership
LBC is owned by British Media Company Global Radio. Revenue is generated through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, LBC radio primarily broadcasts talk and phone-in type shows and has a number of right-wing presenters such as Iain Dale, who ran as a conservative for parliament and Nick Ferrari who has been criticized by the broadcasting standards commission for encouraging racism against asylum seekers. They also had Katie Hopkins who is a conservative provocateur and 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”.
In 2009, radio host Jeni Barnett promoted anti-vaccination propaganda on the air and was harshly criticized by the scientific community.
A factual search reveals a failed fact check by an IFCN fact-checker.
Overall we rate the London Broadcast Company (LBC) Right-Center biased based on having predominately conservative radio hosts. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to controversial and not always factual statements from the radio hosts. (M. Huitsing 8/25/2017) Updated (11/01/2019)