These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate the Alberta Press Leader Right Biased based on editorial perspectives that routinely favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to one-sided reporting and a lack of transparency.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 16/180
Founded in 2019, the Alberta Press Leader is a conservative news and opinion website edited by Sarah Murphy. According to their about page “Alberta Press‘ award-winning journalists – with decades of experience working for mainstream media – bring Albertans unbiased, truth-driven, accurate and timely news.”
The website lacks transparency as it does not clearly disclose ownership or indicate that they report from a conservative perspective.
Funded by / Ownership
The Alberta Press Leader does not clearly disclose ownership, though it is assumed to be owned by Sarah Murphy. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Alberta Press Leader has a name that leads one to believe they are a credible newspaper. This is not the case. The website is a conservative blog that promotes a right-leaning perspective such as this Alberta Premier asked to release jailed pastor, end religious persecution. Articles are reasonably sourced from credible outlets and local news reporting is factual.
Editorially, they align with the right through minimizing climate change Professor writes critical ‘Open Letter’ to teen climate activist Greta Thunberg as well as promoting anti-lockdown measures for Covid-19 Will we recover the freedoms we surrender to the fight against COVID-19?. Further, they frequently report negatively on PM Justin Trudeau and during the 2020 US Presidential election promoted election fraud narratives POLL: Was the U.S. presidential election ‘rigged’?. In general, the news is reported mostly factually and with a strong right-leaning conservative bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- They have not been fact-checked to date.
Overall, we rate the Alberta Press Leader Right Biased based on editorial perspectives that routinely favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to one-sided reporting and a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 2/18/2021)