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 using appeal 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.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 40/180
Notes: The Birmingham Mail is a tabloid based in Birmingham, England. The newspaper is currently owned by the Trinity Mirror Group who also owns the Daily Mirror and the Birmingham Post. The current Birmingham Mail editor is David Brookes, who is also the editor of the Birmingham Post and the Sunday Mercury.
According to Reporters without Borders “A heavy-handed approach towards the press – often in the name of national security – has resulted in the UK slipping down the World Press Freedom Index.” In the 2017 World Press Freedom index the UK ranks 40th out of 180 countries.
In review, the Birmingham Mail uses loaded language both in their headlines and articles and they poorly source or don’t provide links such as: “Campaign to ban Donald Trump from Birmingham resumes after President shares extremist anti-Muslim propaganda.” When they do link to sources they use factually mixed sources such as the Daily Mirror. Many of the headlines are highly sensationalized such as this: “XXXX rated study claims sex in old age could make you more intelligent.” Politically, more articles favor the left than the right. Overall, we rate the Birmingham Mail mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing and left-center biased based on wording and story selection. (M. Huitsing 12/21/2017)