These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using 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 WRAL Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record and proper sourcing of information.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1956, WRAL-TV, channel 5, is a television station located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. It has been the flagship station of the Capitol Broadcasting Company since its inception. It serves as the NBC affiliate for the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill-Fayetteville area, known collectively as the Triangle region.
Funded by / Ownership
WRAL is owned by Capitol Broadcasting, which also owns TV, radio, and digital properties in the Raliegh and Wilmington areas of North Carolina. WRAL generates revenue through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
WRAL publishes local news with minimal bias such as this Update: Raleigh Police begins arrests as protests take combative turn. The Associated Press reports national and international news.
Editorially, WRAL tends to negatively report Republicans such as this LISA LERER: The Republican retreat on world affairs. While not all editorial content favors the left, the majority does and therefore, we rate WRAL Left-Center Biased and High for factual reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate WRAL Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record and proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 4/15/2017) Updated (4/18/2021)