These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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 WGHP Fox8 Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting without offering opinion pieces. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1963, WGHP is a Fox-affiliated television station licensed to High Point, North Carolina, United States, serving the Piedmont Triad region of Greensboro–Winston-Salem–High Point. Myfox8.com is the associated website that publishes news, sports, crime, and lifestyle for the Triad region.
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Funded by / Ownership
WGHP Fox8 is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which owns over 200 TV stations nationwide. The founder, chairman, president, and CEO of Nexstar is Perry A. Sook. According to Open Secrets, Nexstar Media group gave more money to Republicans in the 2018 election cycle (45% to Democrats, 55% to Republicans). Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Myfox8 website publishes news for the Piedmont Triad area. Local news features original reporting with minimal bias such as this: Man dies in two-vehicle crash on NC 68 in Guilford County, troopers say. This story is well sourced to police accounts. Many reports also contain videos from the TV Station. The national news is covered through Nexstar Media Wire and other prominent media outlets. Lastly, the WGHP website does not publish op-eds. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WGHP Fox8 Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting without offering opinion pieces. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 9/26/2020) Updated (06/06/2022)
Last Updated on June 6, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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