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 WHDH – Boston News Left-Center Biased based on utilizing CNN as a syndicated news source. 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
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 1982, WHDH – Boston News is an independent television station licensed to Boston, Massachusetts, United States, and also serving Fort Lauderdale. WHDH.com is the website for the TV station that publishes news and investigative reporting in the region.
Funded by / Ownership
WHDH – Boston News is owned by the Sunbeam Television Corporation, which is a privately held broadcasting company based in Miami, Florida, that owns three television stations in the United States. Sunbeam was founded in 1962 by Billionaires Sydney and Edmund Ansin. Revenue is generated through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WHDH – Boston News publishes news focusing on the Boston area with a heavy emphasis on crime reporting. Headlines often contain minimally loaded emotional language such as this: Newton woman arraigned on murder and theft charges in connection with former landlord’s death. This story is sourced from first-person accounts.
US and world news is republished from the Associated Press and CNN. Under the politics tab, reporting comes from the AP, CNN, and local journalists when pertaining to local politics. Local political reporting contains little bias, such as this: New England governors want ‘at least’ $500 million in emergency heating aid.
The website does not publish op-eds. In general, local news reporting is straightforward and factual, while syndicated news is derived from left-leaning CNN.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WHDH – Boston News Left-Center Biased based on utilizing CNN as a syndicated news source. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt (09/27/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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