These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate B.T. Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to the occasional use of poor sources and sensationalized headlines.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1916 by Henry Hellsse, B.T. is a Danish tabloid newspaper published by Berlingske Media A/S and headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. The primary focus of B.T. is news, sports, and entertainment. Its director is Anders Krab-Johansen, and the editor-in-chief is Jonas Kuld Rathje.
Funded by / Ownership
B.T. is published by Berlingske Media A/S, which Belgian publishing company DPG Media owns. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
The current prime minister and leader of the Social Democrats is Mette Frederiksen. They are considered Center-Left, as they are left on economics, whereas they are skeptical of globalization, neoliberalism, and immigration.
In review, B.T often covers crime stories with sensational headlines such as “29-year-old teacher admits having sex with two students” and Celebrity gossip with extensive use of images. B.T also publishes political articles with emotionally loaded language, such as “Mette F.’s proposal is ‘totally unrealistic,’” which is critical of the current government. Further, they publish equally critical articles about populist, right-wing Danish People’s Party (DPP) leader Kristian Thulesen Dahl, such as this: “Kristian Thulesen Dahl loses credibility.” On the issues, they frequently publish anti-immigration articles such as this: “Immigrant inbreeding costs millions.”
Regarding sourcing, B.T. often hyperlinks to local sources such as tuttomercatoweb, videnskab.dk, jv.dk, and the Danish News Agency Ritzau, AFP, and the Sequoyah County Times. When covering world news about the USA, they cover the former Trump administration with a critical tone, such as in this article “Trump breaks the law during a live broadcast” and this: The Supreme Court approves Trump’s contentious asylum restrictions. In general, B.T. publishes sensationalized stories with the occasional use of poor sources and a right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate B.T. Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to the occasional use of poor sources and sensationalized headlines. (M. Huitsing 12/18/2019) Updated (08/22/2022)
Last Updated on August 22, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check