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 appeals 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 NBC Chicago – WMAQ Left-Center Biased based on political coverage 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
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1948, NBC Chicago – WMAQ is an NBC-owned-and-operated television station licensed to Chicago, Illinois, United States. NBCChicago.com is the associated website covering news, weather, sports, crime, and lifestyle.
Funded by / Ownership
NBC Chicago – WMAQ is owned by NBCUniversal a subsidiary of Comcast, which owns multiple TV stations around the USA. Advertising and sponsored content generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, NBC Chicago – WMAQ covers local news through reporters with minimal bias, such as this Schaumburg Woman Killed, 2 Kids Hurt in Memorial Day Parasailing Accident in Florida. Most stories are accompanied by videos from the TV station. The Associated Press and other NBC-owned stations provide national and world news. All information is sourced from first-hand accounts and other credible media sources.
Editorially, NBC Chicago – WMAQ typically does not produce opinion content; however, they report on national politics with a slight left-leaning bias in wording and story selection Biden Signs Policing Order on Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death. The news is generally reported factually and with a slight left-leaning bias when covering political issues.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate NBC Chicago – WMAQ Left-Center Biased based on political coverage 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 05/31/2022)
Last Updated on June 27, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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