These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an appeal 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 WAGA – Fox 5 – Atlanta Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorial 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 Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 1949, WAGA – Fox 5 – Atlanta is a Fox-owned-and-operated television station licensed to Atlanta, Georgia, United States. fox5atlanta.com is the associated website covering news, sports, crime, and weather for the Atlanta, GA, area.
Funded by / Ownership
WAGA – Fox 5 – Atlanta is owned by Fox Television Stations, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation and, in turn, owned by Rupert Murdoch. Fox Corporation owns 30 Fox Television Stations. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WAGA – Fox 5 – Atlanta reports the Atlanta area’s news, sports, crime, and weather. Local news is provided with minimal bias in wording, such as Man gunned down in Manuel’s Tavern parking lot. Most news reports also contain video footage from the TV station. The Associated Press and other Fox properties provide national and international news.
Editorially, they do not offer opinion content and cover politics with minimal bias, often citing the Associated Press for national politics. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WAGA – Fox 5 – Atlanta Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorial content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/28/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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