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 WSOC – Charlotte News Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to 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 1957, WSOC – Charlotte News is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. The associated website wsoctv.com covers news, sports, crime, and weather.
Funded by / Ownership
Cox Enterprises owns WSOC – Charlotte News through their subsidiary Cox Media Group. They are a company that owns numerous newspapers, television stations, and radio stations, such as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Advertising and sponsored content generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WSOC – Charlotte News covers news, sports, crime, and lifestyle for the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area. Local news is covered with minimally loaded language, such as this Police investigating shooting that killed one person in Monroe. Many local news stories contain videos from the TV station. The national news is primarily republished through the Associated Press.
Editorially, WSOC – Charlotte News does not publish op-eds; however, when covering politics, they present info with minimal bias, such as this Mark Meadows removed as North Carolina registered voter. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WSOC – Charlotte News Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 04/24/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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