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RIGHT-CENTER BIAS

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 using appeal 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 the Billings Gazette Right-Center biased due to right-leaning editorials positions and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1885, The Billings Gazette is the largest newspaper in Montana. It is geographically one of the most widely distributed newspapers in the nation.

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Funded by / Ownership

The paper is owned by Lee Enterprises, which according to Open Secrets has donated 88% of the money to Republican politicians since 1990. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Billings Gazette covers local news with journalists and reporters throughout Montana. For national news, they use the Associated Press. All news is reported with minimal loaded words and bias. The Billings Gazette always sources their information properly. Editorially, there is a right-center bias. For example, during the 2016 elections they endorsed Hillary Clinton, but for local Montana candidates, they almost always endorsed republican candidates. In general, the news is reported factually and with a right-leaning editorial bias.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None to date

Overall, we rate the Billings Gazette Right-Center biased due to right-leaning editorials positions and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/28/2018) Updated (3/21/2021)

Source: https://billingsgazette.com/

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