Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1953 and a CBS-affiliated television station, WABI – Bangor News serves Bangor, Maine, and the surrounding area. Wabi.tv is the associated website for the TV news station that provides local and national news and sports, weather, traffic, and entertainment.
Funded by / Ownership
WABI – Bangor News is owned by Gray Television, which operates 145 stations across the USA. Sponsored content and advertising generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WABI – Bangor News provides news coverage for Bangor, Maine, and the surrounding areas. Local news is covered through reporters with minimal bias and often has video provided by the TV station: COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped over the week in Maine. The national news is provided through other Gray Television affiliates as well as the Associated Press. International news generally comes from CNN and the Associated Press.
Editorially, WABI – Bangor News does not offer an opinion page. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate WABI – Bangor News Least Biased based on minimally loaded language and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/08/2021)