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 WINK – Fort Myers News Least Biased based on story selection with minimally biased 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 1954, WINK – Fort Myers News is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Fort Myers, Florida, United States. Winknews.com is the associated website that publishes news, sports, weather, and crime for the greater Fort Myers, FL area.
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Funded by / Ownership
WINK – Fort Myers News is owned by the McBride family through the Fort Myers Broadcasting Company. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WINK – Fort Myers News reports on news, crime, sports, weather, and entertainment for the greater Fort Myers, FL area. Local news is covered by reporters with minimal bias in wording, such as this Bicyclist injured in hit-and-run crash in Lehigh Acres, search on for vehicle. A video accompanies most stories from the TV station. The Associated Press typically covers the national news.
Editorially, WINK – Fort Myers News does not publish editorial pieces, and when reporting on national politics, there is minimal bias as the primary source is usually the Associated Press. In general, they present fact-based, low-biased news.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WINK – Fort Myers News Least Biased based on story selection with minimally biased editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 07/10/2022)
Last Updated on July 10, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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