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 Baltimore Sun as Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the left and High for factual reporting.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1837, The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in the American state of Maryland. It provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries.
Funded by / Ownership
The Baltimore Sun is owned by MediaNews Group and published by Digital First Media, which publishes 190 newspapers across the USA. Digital First Media is owned by Alden Global Capital LLC, a New York-Based Hedge Fund described as “Vulture Capitalists” by former Denver Post writers for the cuts made to newsrooms. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Baltimore Sun publishes news with minimally loaded language through the use of journalists and the Tribune News Service. All information is well-sourced to credible media and investigative journalists. Editorially, the Baltimore Sun almost always endorses Democratic candidates, and opinion pieces consistently lean left.
A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Baltimore Sun as Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the left and High for factual reporting. (7/29/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 11/25/2023)
Last Updated on November 25, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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