Last updated on November 18th, 2020 at 09:33 pm
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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Germany 11/180
Notes: Founded in 1961, The ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen) is the second public German television broadcaster, based in Mainz Germany. Public service broadcasting in Germany is mainly financed by broadcasting fees, payable by private households as well as businesses and public institutions. ZDF is run as an independent non-profit corporation. ZDF broadcasts a broad range of programs, from news, politics to arts and science and more.
The international media watchdog Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) annual press freedom index 2017 ranks Germany 16 out of 180. However, reports indicate journalists are still harassed by right-wing groups and demonstrators without police protection.
ZDF publishes USA political news with a left leaning bias such as this, “President Donald Trump” which draws a portrait of the “man who polarizes the world like no other.” For National politics they are right leaning. Overall, we rate them a least biased source that is factual in reporting. (M. Huitsing 9/6/2017)