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 WTTG – Fox 5 – DC Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorial content. 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
Launched in 1945, WTTG – Fox 5 – DC is a Fox-owned-and-operated television station licensed to Washington, DC, United States, and serving the DC Area. fox5dc.com is the associated website covering news, sports, crime, and weather for the Washington, DC, area.
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Funded by / Ownership
WTTG – Fox 5 – DC is owned by Fox Television Stations, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation and, in turn, owned by Rupert Murdoch. Fox Corporation owns 30 Fox Television Stations. Revenue is derived through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, WTTG – Fox 5 – DC reports the DC area’s news, sports, crime, and weather. Local news is provided with minimal bias in wording, such as 4 men injured after shooting in Northwest DC. Most news reports also contain video footage from the TV station. The Associated Press and other Fox properties provide national and international news.
Editorially, they do not offer opinion content and cover politics with minimal bias, often citing the Associated Press for national politics. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WTTG – Fox 5 – DC Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorial content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/06/2022)
Last Updated on October 6, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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