NBC News

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NBC News - Left Center BiasLEFT-CENTER BIAS

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 using appeal 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.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180


Founded in 1940, NBC News is the news division of the American broadcast television network NBC, formerly known as the National Broadcasting Company. The division operates under NBCUniversal News Group, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, in turn a subsidiary of Comcast. The President of NBC News is Noah Oppenheim.

Funded by / Ownership

NBC News is owned by Comcast and funded through advertising.

Analysis / Bias

NBC News is what some call a mainstream media source. They typically publish/report factual news that uses moderately loaded words in headlines such as this: Trump threatens border security shutdown, GOP cool to idea. Story selection tends to favor the left through both wording and bias by omission where they under report some news stories that are favorable to the right. NBC always sources their information to credible sources that are either low biased or high for factual reporting. 

A factual search reveals that NBC News has not failed a fact check by an IFCN fact checker.

Overall, we rate NBC News Left-Center biased based on story selection and word choices that moderately favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. This update moves NBC News slightly to the left of left-center. (5/18/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 7/30/2018)





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