The Bigfork Eagle is a newspaper published in Kalispell, Montana, United States. The paper covers news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and opinion for Kalispell and the surrounding area. whitefishpilot.com serves as the domain for the online version of the newspaper.
Funded by / Ownership
The Hagadone Corporation owns and publishes the Bigfork Eagle. The Hagadone Corporation, based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, publishes 16 newspapers in Idaho, Montana, and Washington State. According to Open Secrets, they have donated to Republicans in the past (2012). However, during the 2020 election cycle, they did not donate to either party. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Bigfork Eagle reports on news, sports, weather, crime, and entertainment for the greater Kalispell, Montana region. Reporters demonstrate minimal bias when reporting local news, such as this County Planning Board recommends approval of 51 homes in North Shore Woods. Further, the website publishes national and international news from the Associated Press. Finally, all information is sourced via first-person accounts or through credible media.
Editorially, the Bigfork Eagle reasonably represents both sides. A review of editorial articles demonstrates a reasonably low bias; however, slightly more op-eds favor the right. While more op-eds favor the right, liberal perspectives have fair representation; therefore, they earn a least biased rating on the right side of the scale. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Bigfork Eagle Least Biased based on reasonably balanced editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/15/2023)
Last Updated on October 15, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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