CBS News media bias rating is Lean Left.

CBS News’ bias is leans left. Critics of the media say that the mainstream media, including the CBS cable channel and CBS News radio, have a liberal bias. In the 2008 election, CBS, along with the other two major broadcast television networks, donated $1,020,816 to the Democratic Party while only donating $142,863 to the Republican Party.

The AllSides Bias Rating™ for CBS News is leans left. As of April 2017, a small majority of 1,300 AllSides users disagree with this bias rating which is consistent with July of 2016 when a small majority of nearly 600 users disagreed with our rating of leans left. However, as of now, there is not enough data to change the bias rating of lean left, so the rating remains.


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CBS News is a news and information corporation providing services through television, radio, and the Internet. CBS Radio News was founded in 1927 by William S. Paley, and in 1941, the television channel was created. The name is derived from the initials of the network's former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. It is the second largest broadcaster in the world behind the BBC. The network is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network" in reference to the shape of the company's logo. CBS hosts award-winning programs such as 60 Minutes, Face The Nation, and 48 Hours. CBS broadcasts internationally in Canada, Mexico, Guam, Australia, and throughout Europe and Asia. The channel now broadcasts breaking news 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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The AllSides Media Bias Rating reflects the average judgment of the American people.

The AllSides Media Bias RatingTM reflects the average judgment of the American people. We don't use a convoluted mathematical or artificial intelligence model, but instead have regular people representing the broad spectrum of Americans blindly rate the bias of articles. That produces a fair, verifiable bias rating.

This media bias rating was determined using the following levels of bias verification.

Basis of Rating:

Blind Survey
Third Party Data
Community Feedback
Editorial Review
Secondary Research

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Unless otherwise noted, this bias rating refers only to news articles on their web site, not from opinion pieces or what is broadcasted on TV or radio. The opinion writers from the same media source may have different bias ratings, so individual writers often are rated separately.