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 Arkansas Times on the far end of Left-Center Biased due to editorial positions that almost exclusively favor the left and news reporting that mildly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information, as well as having a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1974, the Arkansas Times is a weekly alternative newspaper based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Although the website does not feature an about page, they do provided the tagline “Arkansas’s source for news, politics & entertainment.” The current editor is Lindsey Millar.
Funded by / Ownership
The Arkansas Times does not disclose ownership, however according to Ballotpedia, the paper is published by Arkansas Times Limited Partnership. The paper and website is funded through a combination of subscription fees and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Arkansas Times covers daily news coverage on their website, as well as content from their weekly print publication. The Arkansas Times also features an opinion blog and information about entertainment in the Little Rock area. There is minimal use of loaded words in news stories such as this: What Leila Dockery learned during her three-year journey walking every street in Little Rock. Information in this story and others is properly sourced.
Editorially, there is a strong liberal bias in reporting. In this column there is significant use of loaded language against the right and President Trump: “What an outrage! A Democratic woman talking like a Republican man! President Trump should march right into the House of Representatives, grab this Muslim wench by her [expletive deleted] and deport her to whatever bleep-hole country she came from.”
In general, when covering straight news there is minimal bias in wording, however story selection tends to favor the left with reports on the environment and social issues.
A factual search reveals that the Arkansas Times has not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Arkansas Times on the far end of Left-Center Biased due to editorial positions that almost exclusively favor the left and news reporting that mildly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information, as well as having a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 1/22/2019)
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