CBN Bias and Reliability


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Bias: Skews Right

Reliability: Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues


Ad Fontes Media rates Christian Broadcasting Network in the Skews Right category of bias and as Generally Reliable/Analysis OR Other Issues in terms of reliability. Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) is a global media company active in 149 countries and territories, and presenting content in 67 languages. Its mission is “preparing the nations of the world for the coming of Jesus Christ through mass media.” CBN, founded in 1960 by televangelist Pat Robertson, presents news on both TV and online. It is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The website reaches 3.5 million visits per month.

Overall Score

The following are the overall bias and reliability scores for Christian Broadcasting Network according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 33.34

Bias: 16.05

Panels of analysts from Ad Fontes Media regularly review representative sample content to rate it for reliability and bias. Each panel of analysts comprises one left-leaning, one right-leaning, and one center-leaning analyst.

The team considers a variety of factors when rating content. To determine its reliability score, we consider the content’s veracity, expression, its title/headline, and graphics. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the sample content’s overall reliability score.

To determine sample content’s bias score, we consider its language, its political position, and how it compares to other reporting or analysis from other sources on the same topic. We add each of these scores to the chart on a weighted scale, with the average of those creating the content’s overall bias score.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to middle to most extreme right. The reliability rating, demonstrated on the chart’s vertical axis, rates sources on a scale from original fact reporting to analysis, opinion, propaganda and inaccurate/fabricated information.

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 40 are generally good; scores below 24 are generally problematic. Scores between 24-40 indicate a range of possibilities, with some sources falling there because they are heavy in opinion and analysis, and some because they have a high variation in reliability between articles.

Bias scores for articles and shows are on a scale of -42 to +42, with higher negative scores being more left, higher positive scores being more right, and scores closer to zero being minimally biased, equally balanced, or exhibiting a centrist bias.

Individual Content Sample Scores

These are the most recent content samples that Ad Fontes Media analysts have rated for this source.

Content Sample URL Bias Reliability
Germany Busts Massive Darknet Child Porn Site Used by 400,000 Around the World 0 48.67
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on The 700 Club: Is Biden Reversing All the Progress of the Trump Admin? 18.67 26
A Transgender Potato Head? Hasbro's Classic Plastic Toy Experiences a Change 10 32.67
Twitter Permanently Bans MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell 7.33 42.33
Dominion Sues Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani for $1.3B Over Defamation During Election Aftermath 0 48.33
Former Trump Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to Run for Arkansas Governor to Take on the 'Radical Left' 12.67 38
U.S. Universities Have Been Tearing Down America, Now COVID Might Close Some Down for Good 13 39.33
Pastors Call on Christians to Ditch the Fear and Political Conspiracy Theories 3.67 41.33
Democrats' Main Impeachment Goal: To Keep Trump from Running for Office Ever Again 6 39.33
The Global Elite's Plan for Your Future: The Great Reset 24.67 19.33
'Artificial Reality': How Big Tech and Media 'Propagandists' Teach Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism 15 28
FDA Hoping to Expedite Vaccines for Emergency Use in December as COVID Surge Prompts Severe Restrictions 1.67 50
Election Chaos: Could the House of Representatives Ultimately Choose Who Becomes President? 3.33 47
Republican Burgess Owens Defeats Utah Congressman McAdams 1.33 50.67
'God Is Great': Lost Hiker Rescued, Brought Back from the Dead in 'Miracle' Recovery 1.67 41.67
Could Nancy Pelosi Lose Her Position as House Speaker? 15 33.33
Trump Lawyers Say Witnesses and Evidence Prove a Stolen Election: 'The Software Was Designed to Rig Elections' 18.83 28.67
650 Cases Out of 3 Million: The NY Times Falsely Accuses Churches as 'Major Source' of COVID-19 18 39
Biden Makes First General Campaign Trip to Wisconsin, Meets with Blake's Family 14.33 33.67
Universities Helped Train the Rioters Burning American Cities by 'Cranking Out Utter Madness' 22 25.33
Dozens of Children Rescued, but Roughly 200 Missing in Northern Ohio Alone 13.67 33.33
Mike Pence on Multi-State Campaign Tour to Promote Life 19.67 36
Trump to Defund Cities that Defund Police, Cuomo Warns Trump Will Need to Bring an Army to NY 21.33 23
Senator Warns the Fight Over DC Statehood Could Mean the GOP Would Never Again Control the US Senate 10.67 41
John MacArthur Files Lawsuit Against Gavin Newsom, California Over Church Restrictions 13.67 24.33

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