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Arizona Republic - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Progressive - Democrat - CredibleLEFT-CENTER BIAS

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 Arizona Republic Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left and liberal Democratic candidates. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180

History

The Arizona Republic is an American daily broadsheet newspaper published in Phoenix and circulated throughout Arizona. It is the state’s largest newspaper. The current editor is Nicole Carroll.

Funded by / Ownership

The Arizona Republic had been owned by Gannett (USA Today Network) until August 2019, when Gatehouse Media purchased and merged with them becoming the largest newspaper chain in the USA. The newspaper is funded through advertising and paid subscriptions.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Arizona Republic covers local and state news through journalists with minimal bias in story selection and wording such as this: New law would make Arizona cities pay for raising the minimum wage. National news links directly to USA Today. In general, straight news reporting is low biased and factual.

Editorially, the Arizona Republic has a long history of supporting Republican candidates. In fact, over the course of 120 years they never endorsed a Democratic presidential candidate, until 2016, when they endorsed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Further, “In local elections, they has recently endorsed Democratic candidates such as former Arizona Governor, former Secretary of Homeland Security, and now President of the University of California Janet Napolitano and former Arizona Congressman Harry Mitchell.” Next, a review of their Op-Ed page also demonstrates a left leaning bias with articles such as this: Jeff Flake says he will not call Donald Trump a racist. He should. Lastly, we reviewed the editorials and found a reasonable balance, with 6 out of 10 favoring the left.

A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate Arizona Republic Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left and liberal Democratic candidates. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (5/15/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 8/20/2019)

Source: https://www.azcentral.com

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