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 St. Louis Post-Dispatch Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1878 by Joseph Pulitizer, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is a daily newspaper from St. Louis, Missouri. It is the largest daily newspaper in the metropolitan area by circulation. The current editor is Gilbert Bailon.
Funded by / Ownership
The paper is owned by Lee Enterprises, which according to Open Secrets has donated 88% of its money to Republican politicians since 1990. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports local news, crime, and sports through local reporters with minimal bias such as this: Missouri COVID-19 cases pass 7,000, as Illinois reports nearly 2,000 cases in a single day. National and world news is derived from the Associated Press.
Editorially, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has endorsed Democratic presidential candidates for the last 40 years. A review of their op-ed pages also reveals more that favor the left. In general, they report news factually with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date.
Overall, we rate the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/29/2016) Updated (4/27/2020)