Bellingham Herald

Bellingham Herald - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Democrat - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

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 Bellingham Herald Left-Center Biased based on left-leaning editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Established in 1890 as the tri-weekly Fairhaven Herald, the Bellingham Herald is a news website and newspaper based in Bellingham, Washington, that serves Whatcom County. The paper features local and national news, opinion columns, business, entertainment, and sports news. Currently, the General Manager and Executive Editor are Julie Shirley. 

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Funded by / Ownership

the Bellingham Herald is owned by Chatham Asset Management, a New Jersey-based hedge fund with a significant equity stake in Postmedia and majority ownership of American Media Inc., which owns the National EnquirerDavid Pecker, who owns American Media, Inc., joined the Postmedia board and then resigned from the board of Postmedia in 2018 due to his involvement in hush payments on behalf of his “friends,” including former President Trump and Harvey Weinstein. Advertising and subscriptions generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Bellingham Herald covers local news through journalists, while national and international news is provided by other Chatham publications and the Associated Press. News articles sometimes contain emotionally-charged headlines that have a critical tone toward the Trump administration, such as in the article “Whatcom County asked Trump for $53K for Lynden rally security. A year later, no response.” However, most local news stories contain minimally biased wording such as this: Whatcom County’s cold temperatures may be to blame in fatal trailer fire. Regarding sourcing, the Bellingham Herald often hyperlinks to itself and to credible sources such as the New York Times, Bloomberg, and the University of Washington.

Editorially, the Bellingham Herald does not endorse Presidential candidates; however, in 2016, they featured editorials highly critical of then-Republican Candidate Donald Trump: I’m not in the mood for ‘unity.’ Trump’s still a bigot. In general, news reporting is factual with a left-leaning editorial bias.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate the Bellingham Herald Left-Center Biased based on left-leaning editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 1/16/2020) Updated (08/14/2022)

Source: https://www.bellinghamherald.com/

Last Updated on August 14, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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