Christian Broadcasting Network Bias and Reliability Overview

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. Ad Fontes Media rates Christian Broadcasting Network as skews right in terms of bias and as mixed reliability 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 Christian Broadcasting Network’s overall bias and reliability scores according to our Ad Fontes Media ratings methodology.

Reliability: 33.86

Bias: 16.10

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 URL Bias Reliability
The Global Elite's Plan for Your Future: The Great Reset24.6718.94
'Artificial Reality': How Big Tech and Media 'Propagandists' Teach Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism1527.75
FDA Hoping to Expedite Vaccines for Emergency Use in December as COVID Surge Prompts Severe Restrictions1.6749.58
Election Chaos: Could the House of Representatives Ultimately Choose Who Becomes President?3.3346.54
Republican Burgess Owens Defeats Utah Congressman McAdams1.3350.25
'God Is Great': Lost Hiker Rescued, Brought Back from the Dead in 'Miracle' Recovery1.6741.44
Could Nancy Pelosi Lose Her Position as House Speaker?1533.13
Trump Lawyers Say Witnesses and Evidence Prove a Stolen Election: 'The Software Was Designed to Rig Elections'18.8328.1
650 Cases Out of 3 Million: The NY Times Falsely Accuses Churches as 'Major Source' of COVID-191838.8
Dozens of Children Rescued, but Roughly 200 Missing in Northern Ohio Alone13.6733.37
Mike Pence on Multi-State Campaign Tour to Promote Life1243.48
Senator Warns the Fight Over DC Statehood Could Mean the GOP Would Never Again Control the US Senate10.6740.8
John MacArthur Files Lawsuit Against Gavin Newsom, California Over Church Restrictions13.6724.37
Eric Metaxas: Beyond Bible Burnings, Why Christians Should be Alarmed by Assault on Western Values24.3324.46
'We Are in a Critical Time': Christian Leaders Call for Revival, Repentance With Global Prayer Event1224.05
Trump Dons a Mask as He Rallies Americans to Choose Safety: 'It Will Probably Get Worse Before It Gets Better'4.8342.75
Portland Rioters Met with Flash Grenades After Torching Police Building, Turley Defends Trump's Right to Send Federal Agents14.6745.47
Church Sues After Newsom Bans Home Bible Studies: 'The Governor Is Not the High Priest Over All Religions'12.3340.93