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RIGHT-CENTER BIAS

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 using appeal 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.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: Denmark
World Press Freedom Rank: Denmark 5/180

History

Founded in 1916 by Henry Hellsse, B.T. is a Danish tabloid newspaper which is published by Berlingske Media A/S and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. The primary focus of B.T. is  news, sports and entertainment. Currently, 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 is owned by Belgian publishing company DPG Media. 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 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 also 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” 

When it comes to sourcing, B.T. often hyperlinks to local sources such as tuttomercatoweb, videnskab.dk, jv.dk, as well as the Danish News Agency Ritzau, AFP and the Sequoyah County Times.  When covering world news pertaining to the USA, they cover the 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.

A factual search reveals they have not been fact checked by an IFCN fact checker.

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)

Source: https://www.bt.dk/

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