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 the Baton Rouge Advocate Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor 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
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1925, The Baton Rouge Advocate is an American newspaper published in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. theadvocate.com serves as the online domain for the newspaper.
Funded by / Ownership
The Baton Rouge Advocate is owned by Georges Media Group, which owns businesses in the New Orleans area and other media publications. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Baton Rouge Advocate covers local news with minimal bias, such as Louisiana regulators continue allowing weak insurers to take on risky policies. National and international are derived from the Associated Press.
Editorially, The Baton Rouge Advocate properly labels opinion content and covers both sides. However, a thorough review of the opinion pages reveals more favor the left, such as this Our Views: An iconic mix of Spanish moss and pollution for Louisiana. In general, the news is reported factually with a slight left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Baton Rouge Advocate Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/31/2022) Updated (10/16/2024)
Last Updated on October 16, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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