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 appealing 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 WCCO – CBS Minnesota Left-Center Biased based on political reporting that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1949, WCCO – CBS Minnesota is a CBS-owned-and-operated television station licensed to Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. The associated website is Minnesota.cbslocal.com that features local news, sports, weather, and crime for the greater Minneapolis Metro and Twin Cities area.
Funded by / Ownership
WCCO – CBS Minnesota is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, which National Amusements, Inc owns. They are operated by the third-generation leadership of the Redstone family. The President of National Amusements and chairwoman of the company is Shari Ellin Redstone. Advertising and sponsored content generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the WCCO – CBS Minnesota website publishes sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and local news for the greater Minneapolis and Twin Cities region through CBSN. Local news articles and headlines use minimal emotionally loaded wording: 66 COVID Cases Reported At Albert Lea Schools So Far This Year. A video accompanies most stories from the TV station. National news stories are published from other CBS affiliates as well as the Associated Press.
Editorially, WCCO – CBS Minnesota does not publish op-eds; however, they do report on politics with slightly more stories favoring the left, such as this Car Dealers Applaud Biden’s EV Executive Order, But Say Infrastructure, Incentives Needed. In general, the news is reported factually and with a slight left-leaning bias when covering politics.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate WCCO – CBS Minnesota Left-Center Biased based on political reporting that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 09/04/2021)