CNN - Editorial media bias rating is Left.

Note that this media bias rating only refers to the Opinion/Editorial web pages at, 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.

This updated rating is a direct result of a 2017 media bias analysis, which can be found in our blog about our CNN Editorial Review from December 27th, 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. 


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.