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 using appeal 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 WISH-TV Left-Center Biased based on using CNN as the primary source for political reporting. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1954, WISH-TV is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The associated news website is wishtv.com which covers news, sports, weather, and crime reporting for the greater Indianapolis area.
Funded by / Ownership
WISH-TV is owned by Circle City Broadcasting and revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WISH-TV covers local news through reporters with minimal bias in wording such as this Indiana teachers eligible for COVID vaccine, but not through state sites. National and international news is derived from a variety of sources such as CNN and the Associated Press.
Editorially, WISH-TV does not produce op-eds, however, they do report on politics, often using CNN as the source. Based on using CNN for political reporting we rate them left-center biased and factual in reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WISH-TV Left-Center Biased based on using CNN as the primary source for political reporting. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/4/2021)