These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals 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.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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.
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. The news is generally reported factually and with a right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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 (04/01/2022)
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