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 appealing 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 Barrie Today Left-Center Biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Canada (14/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Barrie Today is a 24/7 news source from Barrie, Ontario. According to their about page, “BarrieToday is an exclusively online news and information site that provides breaking news to you, our reader, as fast as you want it, wherever you are..”
Funded by / Ownership
Village Media owns Barrie Today, and revenue is generated through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
Barrie Today reports the news for Barrie, Ontario, and the surrounding region with low bias, such as this Teen charged following double stabbing in Wasaga Beach. National and world news is derived from the Canadian Press, similar to the AP and Reuters for Canada.
Barrie Today does not publish op-ed’s; however, when reporting on politics, more stories favor the left, such as this ‘Toxicity’ and ‘obstructionism’: Trudeau tells Canadians Parliament is dysfunctional. In general, the news is reported factual and with a very slight left-leaning story selection bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Barrie Today Left-Center Biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/25/2021)