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 appealing 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 Bellingham Metro News as right-center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the right. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than high due to a lack of transparency with ownership and the occasional use of poor sources.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Established in 2019 by Fernando Gonzalez, Bellingham Metro News is an online-only news website that covers local news and events in Bellingham, Washington, and the surrounding areas. Its headquarter is in Lynden, Washington.
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Bellingham Metro News focuses on local news and events in Bellingham and the surrounding area.
The website categorizes its news into different sections, including News, Politics, Sports, Entertainment, and Business. Bellingham Metro News covers a range of local news stories, including crime news. One example is an article titled “Three Charged in the Murder of 5-Year-Old Girl in Ferndale.”
The site sometimes sources stories directly from authorities such as the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office and Ferndale Communications Officer. However, they also source some stories, such as “Man armed with hatchet drives vehicle into food court at Bellis Fair during Police Chase,” through unconfirmed sources like police radio or social media groups.
Some articles published by Bellingham Metro News articles are also republished by local sources, such as “Bellingham crime rate mentioned on national news: Bellingham Metro News.” The article appears to have a conservative bias as it cites former Fox News host Tucker Carlson. The article also lacks context and statistical evidence to support the claim that Bellingham has a crime spike. It only lists several incidents of theft and burglary without providing information on crime rates over time or in comparison to other cities. In general, the website holds a slight right-leaning editorial bias and is mostly factual in reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Bellingham Metro News as right-center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the right. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than high due to a lack of transparency with ownership and the occasional use of poor sources. (M. Huitsing 05/04/2023)
Last Updated on May 4, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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