CNBC Bias and Reliability Overview

CNBC is a business news TV channel and website owned by NBCUniversal News Group. Its coverage focuses on real-time financial market and business content. The website records 91 million visits and the TV channel reaches 5.7 million viewers per month. Founded in 1989, CNBC has headquarters in New Jersey and news bureaus worldwide. Ad Fontes Media rates CNBC in the middle category of bias and as most reliable in terms of reliability.

Overall Score

A team of analysts at Ad Fontes Media regularly reviews articles and news programs to rate them in terms of bias and reliability. A weighted average of these ratings results in the overall score for the media source.

The bias rating, demonstrated on the Media Bias Chart®️ on the horizontal axis, ranges from most extreme left to neutral 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.

The following are CNBC’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 46.72

Bias: -1.87

Reliability scores for articles and shows are on a scale of 0-64. Scores above 24 are generally acceptable; scores above 32 are generally good.

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 the most neutral and/or balanced.

Individual Article Scores

The following articles were reviewed by Ad Fontes Media analysts on the basis of reliability and bias. Each article was reviewed by at least three analysts: one conservative, one liberal and one moderate.

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

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

Article URLBiasReliability
Andy Card recalls one of the first calls President Bush made from Air Force One after 9/11 attacks0.6745.33
Trump allies Jordan and Banks were 'ridiculous' choices for Jan. 6 commission, Pelosi says-6.3344.33
Derek Chauvin sentenced to 22.5 years in prison George Floyd murder-247.33
Delta Covid variant has a new mutation called 'delta plus': Here's what you need to know048.33
Most professional investors agree with the Fed on inflation, Bank of America survey shows043.67
Rents for single-family homes just saw the largest gains in nearly 15 years044.67
Southwest Airlines flights briefly delayed again, a day after weather-service glitch044.33
China is kicking out more than half the world’s bitcoin miners – and a whole lot of them could be headed to Texas1.6742.67
Senate confirms progressive tech critic Lina Khan to become an FTC commissioner-6.6744.33
Gottlieb says there's growing circumstantial evidence that Covid may have originated in a lab045.33
Israel, Gaza bombings rage as Biden’s cease-fire call goes ignored-544
Almost 20% of unvaccinated Americans still prefer J&J Covid vaccine after U.S. pause, survey shows048.67
Bill Gates: Nuclear power will 'absolutely' be politically acceptable again — it's safer than oil, coal, natural gas-345.67
GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's donors largely stick with her after House ousts her from committees0.6751.67
Moderna CEO says the world will have to live with Covid 'forever'046.67
What Biden's student loan forgiveness plan would mean for borrowers-5.443.4
Jobs report shows fewer hires as recovery loses momentum048.33
Stocks fall following Trump's positive virus test, but close off the worst levels on stimulus hopes-247.67
Google abandoning a new Dublin office signals change for the commercial property markets043
In New Zealand, microbes are extracting gold from electronic waste-1.6752.33
The fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan, explained053.67
Former President Jimmy Carter lives in a $167,000 house and shops at the Dollar General-1.3347
President Trump, first lady Melania test positive for coronavirus-2.3352.33
Fed calls for more fiscal stimulus. Four market analysts on what's ahead for stocks0.6737
California is monitoring at least 8,400 people for the coronavirus049