Last updated on September 10th, 2021 at 08:42 am
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- Overall, we rate WHNT News 19 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
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1963, WHNT News 19 is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Huntsville, Alabama. The associated website is whnt.com which provides news, sports, weather, politics, and crime reporting.
Funded by / Ownership
WHNT News 19 is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which owns around 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). However, in 2020 they gave more to Democrats (55% Democrats, 45% to Republicans). Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
WHNT News 19 website publishes news for the greater Huntsville, Alabama area. Local news features original reporting with minimal bias such as this: Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle introduces $245 mil budget proposal for 2022, including police training for mental health situations. Many stories also contain videos from the TV Station. National and international news is covered through Nexstar Media Wire, the Associated Press, and other large credible media outlets.
Editorially, they do not produce op-eds; however, they report political news with minimal bias, such as this President Biden takes tour of damage left by Ida in NJ and NY. Political reporting is reasonably balanced, covering both sides and avoids using emotional language. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the WHNT News 19 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. (D. Van Zandt 09/04/2021)