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 2006 and an NBC-affiliated television station, WMBF – Myrtle Beach serves Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and the surrounding area. Wmbfnews.com is the associated website for the TV news station that provides local and national news and sports, weather, traffic, and entertainment.
Funded by / Ownership
WMBF – Myrtle Beach is owned by Gray Television, which operates 145 stations across the USA. Sponsored content and advertising generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WMBF – Myrtle Beach provides news coverage for Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and the surrounding areas. Local news is covered through reporters with minimal bias and often has video provided by the TV station: Man jailed for multiple break-ins, larcenies in Hartville area. The national news is provided through other Gray Television affiliates as well as the Associated Press. International news generally comes from CNN and the Associated Press.
Editorially, WMBF – Myrtle Beach does not offer an opinion page. In general, they report news factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WMBF – Myrtle Beach Biased based on minimally loaded language and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/22/2021)