These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate RTE Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of news content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: EXCELLENT
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 1996, RTE (Raidió Teilifís Éireann) or (Radio Television of Ireland) is a national public-service media organization.RTE produces programs, provides national and international news and current affairs, and broadcasts them on television, radio, and the internet. RTE provides coverage that includes, in their own words: “RTE provides comprehensive, cost-effective, free-to-air multi-media services to the public in Ireland and interested audiences internationally.”
RTE’s radio service began on 1 January 1926, while television broadcasts began on 31 December 1961.
According to Reporters Without Borders, Ireland ranks High for press freedom at 12/180 on the 2021 World Press Freedom Index.
View our profile on Ireland’s media and government
Funded by / Ownership
RTE is owned by Raidió Teilifís Éireann, a semi-state company and the national public service broadcaster of the Republic of Ireland. Licensing fees and advertising generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, RTE utilizes minimally loaded words in their articles. They present relatively low biased coverage of USA news such as “Trump cancels plans to open US embassy in London,” They utilize credible sources through large blocks of quotes sometimes use social media as source links. Occasionally, they do not provide links in this article: “Breakthrough in German coalition talks – sources.” In general, the news is presented with minimal bias and factually.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate RTE Least Biased based on minimal editorializing of news content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 1/12/2018) Updated (05/08/2022)
Last Updated on May 8, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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