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 WFOR – CBS Miami 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 1964, WFOR – CBS Miami is a CBS-owned-and-operated television station licensed to Miami, Florida, United States. The associated website is miami.cbslocal.com that features local news, sports, weather, and crime for the greater Chicago area.
Funded by / Ownership
WFOR – CBS Miami 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 WFOR – CBS Miami website publishes sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and local news for the greater Miami and Fort. Lauderdale Metro region through CBSN. Local news articles and headlines use minimal emotionally loaded wording: Miami-Dade County Public Schools Mask Policy Expected Wednesday. 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, WFOR – CBS Miami does not publish op-eds; however, they do report on politics with slightly more stories favoring the left, such as this ‘Death By DeSantis’: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz Blames Governor For State’s COVID-19 Surge. 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 WFOR – CBS Miami 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 08/18/2021)