Media Bias/Fact Check

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LEAST BIASED

These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using 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 WFMZ.com Least Biased based on straight news reporting with minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

Founded in 1954, WFMZ-TV is an independent television station licensed to Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States. The station covers Allentown, Northwest New Jersey, and the Lehigh Valley region, including parts of Philadelphia. WFMZ.com is the official news and information website for the TV Station.

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Funded by / Ownership

WFMZ is locally owned by the Maranatha Broadcasting Company. Revenue is derived through advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, WFMZ.com covers news, sports, weather, entertainment, and crime for the Allentown and Lehigh Valley region. Local news is covered with minimal bias such as this Salisbury Township school board votes to start year all online. National and world news is published through the Associated Press.

WFMZ does provide editorial op-eds. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate WFMZ.com Least Biased based on straight news reporting with minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/20/2020)

Source: https://www.wfmz.com/