CNN - Editorial media bias rating is Left.

Note that this media bias rating only refers to the opinion pieces provided on the CNN web site. We have determined a different media bias rating for CNN pieces that are specifically news oriented and published on their web site. We are not rating the media bias of what CNN provides on cable TV.

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. 

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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.