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LEFT-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 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 WAMU Left-Center Biased based on opinion pieces that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Radio Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1951, WAMU-FM is a National Public Radio (NPR) station broadcasting from Washington, DC. WAMU has been the primary National Public Radio member station for Washington since 2007. WAMU.org is the official website that publishes news and programming information for DC and the surrounding area.

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Funded by / Ownership

WAMU is owned by American University and funded through donations, grants, and sponsorships. American University also owns the website DCist.com.

Analysis / Bias

In review, WAMU.org publishes news for the Washington DC area. Articles and headlines utilize minimally loaded emotional language, such as this Unable To Leave The House, Some D.C. Seniors Had The Election Come To Them. WAMU also republished news from the DCist and other NPR stations. The website frequently covers politics with story selection that slightly favors the left Democrats Are Ecstatic About The Biden-Harris Win; Republicans’ Reaction Is Mixed. All information is sourced adequately from interviews and local and credible media outlets.

Editorially, WAMU does not have a dedicated opinion section; however, they label stories as opinions. Their opinion content is balanced mainly; however, more opinion pieces align with the left, such as this Opinion: Remembering The LGBT ‘Aunts’ And ‘Uncles’ Who Helped Raise Me. The news is generally reported factually and with a slight liberal bias through opinion pieces.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate WAMU Left-Center Biased based on opinion pieces that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/7/2020) Updated (05/23/2022)

Source: https://wamu.org/

Last Updated on May 23, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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