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 NBCWashington.com Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1947, WRC-TV is an NBC television station licensed to the American capital city of Washington, District of Columbia. The associated news website is nbcwashington.com that covers local news, sports, weather, and politics.
Funded by / Ownership
NBCWashington.com and WRC-TV are owned by NBC Universal, which is in turn owned by Comcast Corporation. The website is funded through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, NBCWashington.com primarily covers news related to Washington DC and the and the immediate suburbs of the city. Local news is usually delivered in video format with text written content derived from journalists and reporters. Local news is covered with minimal bias in wording such as this: West Virginia Delegate Records Himself Storming US Capitol. National and world news is delivered through the left-leaning NBC News as well as the Associated Press. The website also features investigations from the I-Team that focuses on local corruption and crimes such as this: I-Team Investigates Outcome of DUI Cases on Notorious Maryland Highway.
NBCWashington.com does not publish op-ed’s, however, they do cover politics with a slight left-leaning bias such as this Pro-Trump Mob Storms US Capitol; 4 Dead. In general, they report news factually and with a slight left-leaning bias in story selection.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate NBCWashington.com Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 01/07/2020)