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 WOFL Fox 35 Orlando as Least Biased due to balanced news reporting and minimal editorial bias. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on 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: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1974, WOFL is a TV station and associated website based in Orlando, Florida. fox35orlando.com covers news, sports, weather, crime, and business.
Funded by / Ownership
WOFL does not openly state ownership; however, at the bottom of the web pages, it indicates they are copyrighted to Fox Television Stations, which Fox Corporation owns, with the parent company being News Corporation headed by Rupert Murdoch. Fox Television Stations owns several TV stations. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WOFL covers local news such as crime, sports, weather, and entertainment for Orlando, Florida, and surrounding areas. Local news typically relies on minimally loaded language in headlines such as this: President Trump expected to attend Daytona 500 this weekend, report says. Crime reporting utilizes slightly more emotion in headlines such as this Police warn Clermont residents of electricity tax scam. The national news is derived from the Associated Press.
Editorially, WOFL Fox 35 Orlando does not offer opinion pieces, however, they do report on politics that again comes from the Associated Press. In general, WOFL is factual in reporting with little editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WOFL Fox 35 Orlando as Least Biased due to balanced news reporting and minimal editorial bias. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/12/2020) Updated (08/08/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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