These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an 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 WHBQ – Memphis News Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and minimal editorializing. 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 Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1953, WHBQ – Memphis News is a FOX-affiliated television station licensed to Memphis, Tennessee, United States. The associated website fox13memphis.com covers news, sports, crime, and weather.
Funded by / Ownership
Cox Enterprises owns WHBQ – Memphis News through their subsidiary Cox Media Group. They are a company that owns numerous newspapers, television stations, and radio stations, such as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Advertising and sponsored content generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WHBQ – Memphis News covers news, sports, crime, and lifestyle for the greater Memphis, Tennessee area. Local news is covered with minimally loaded language, such as this Man indicted in carjacking, murder as police search for more suspects. Many local news stories contain videos from the TV station. The national news is primarily republished through the Associated Press.
Editorially, WHBQ – Memphis News does not publish op-eds; however, when covering politics, they present info with minimal bias, such as this Abortion rights may rest on governor’s races in some states. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WHBQ – Memphis News Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 05/07/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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