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 WXMI – Grand Rapids News Least Biased based on balanced story selection 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: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1981, WXMI – Grand Rapids News is a Fox-affiliated station licensed to Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. fox17online.com is the associated website for the TV station that publishes news, sports, weather, and crime.
Funded by / Ownership
WXMI – Grand Rapids News is owned by The E. W. Scripps Company, an American broadcasting company founded in 1878 by Edward Willis “E. W.” Scripps. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
WXMI – Grand Rapids News covers local news, sports, weather, entertainment, and crime for the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan, area. Local news is reported with minimal bias, such as this: 13-year-old girl dies in Montcalm County house fire. Like most stories, there is an embedded video from the TV station. The national news is derived from various sources, most coming from the Associated Press and Scripps National.
Editorially, they do not offer op-eds; however, they cover political news through the Associated Press, and local journalists with minimal bias, such as this Michigan Board of Canvassers split on ballot petition putting abortion rights in front of voters: What’s next? In general, they present low-biased, fact-based reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate WXMI – Grand Rapids News Least Biased based on balanced story selection and minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 09/15/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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