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- Overall, we rate WBTV Least Biased based on the use of minimally loaded language and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1949, WBTV is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. WBTV.com is the associated website that reports news, weather, sports, and crime for the Charlotte area.
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Funded by / Ownership
WBTV.com is owned by Gray Television, which operates 145 stations across the USA. Revenue is derived through sponsored content and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WBTV.com provides news coverage for the Charlotte, NC market as well as the surrounding areas. Local news is covered through reporters with minimal bias and often has video provided by the TV station: Two people killed in east Charlotte shooting. National news is provided through other Gray Television affiliates as well as the Associated Press and CBS News. International news generally comes from CNN and the Associated Press.
Editorially, WBTV does not offer an opinion page and when covering politics utilizes minimally loaded words such as this Gov. Roy Cooper greets Presidential candidate Joe Biden during campaign visit to N.C. In general, WBTV reports news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate WBTV Least Biased based on the use of minimally loaded language and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (10/19/2020)
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