Note that this media bias rating only refers to the Opinion/Editorial web pages at CNN.com, not CNN cable TV nor CNN Web News pieces (pieces that are specifically news-oriented) online or elsewhere. AllSides rates the media bias for CNN Web News separately; it is rated Lean Left. To see why we split CNN Web News from CNN editorial, please refer to our CNN Editorial Review from December 21st, 2017.
There is general agreement amongst AllSides readers regarding our media bias rating of Left for CNN Opinion/Editorial. Of the 3,068 community votes we have received as of August 2018, 59% agree with our rating, and 41% disagree. Among the people who disagreed, the average generally thought Lean Left was a better rating for CNN Opinion/Editorial.