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 appeals 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 Anniston Star strongly Left-Center biased due to story selection and editorial content and high for factual reporting based on proper sourcing of information.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1883, The Anniston Star is the daily newspaper serving Anniston, Alabama, and the surrounding six-county region. The Anniston Star was one of the first and few liberal newspapers in the south supporting Roosevelt’s New Deal and the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. In recent history, they have endorsed mostly democratic candidates. The publisher is Josephine Ayers and the editor, Anthony Cook.
Funded by / Ownership
The newspaper is owned by Consolidated Publishing Co. and controlled by the Ayers family, who have a long history of liberal advocacy. Subscription fees and advertising fund the paper.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Anniston Star covers local news via journalists and national/international news through syndicated content from Consolidated’s network of papers and republishing from sources such as ProPublica, Reveal, and the Lincoln Journal Star. There is the moderate use of loaded emotional language that favors the left, such as this: Trump’s Space Force declaration a small step, not giant leap.
In general, slightly more news stories favor the left; however, editorials have a frequent left-leaning bias such as Editorial: GOP must come clean, support truth in politics. The sourcing of information is typically from credible high factual media outlets.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Anniston Star strongly Left-Center biased due to story selection and editorial content and high for factual reporting based on proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 6/21/2018) Updated (02/18/2022)
Last Updated on May 12, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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