These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Birmingham Mail Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial bias that moderately favors the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to poor sourcing of some information.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 33/180
Founded in 1870, The Birmingham Mail is a tabloid based in Birmingham, England. The website features news covering the Black Country region. The current Birmingham Mail editor is Marc Reeves.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, the Birmingham Mail uses loaded language both in their headlines and articles and they poorly source or don’t provide links such as: “Campaign to ban Donald Trump from Birmingham resumes after President shares extremist anti-Muslim propaganda.” When they do link to sources they use factually mixed sources such as the Daily Mirror. Many of the headlines are highly sensationalized such as this: “XXXX rated study claims sex in old age could make you more intelligent.” Politically, more articles favor the left than the right such as this Boris Johnson accused of squeezing thigh of woman at boozy lunch. In general story selection and editorial positions moderately favor the left and utilize strong loaded wording, however news reporting is generally factual.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Birmingham Mail Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial bias that moderately favors the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to poor sourcing of some information. (M. Huitsing 12/21/2017) Updated (10/16/2019)