Birmingham Mail

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LEFT-CENTER BIAS

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 appeals 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.

  • Overall, we rate the Birmingham Mail Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial bias that moderately favors the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to poor sourcing of some information.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1870, The Birmingham Mail is a tabloid based in Birmingham, England. The website features news covering the Black Country region.

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Funded by / Ownership

The newspaper is currently owned by Reach PLC, which also owns the Daily Mirror and the Birmingham Post. Advertising generates revenue.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Birmingham Mail uses loaded language in its headlines and articles. 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.” They use factually mixed sources such as the Daily Mirror when they link to sources. 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 such as this Boris Johnson was accused of squeezing thigh of woman at boozy lunch. Story selection and editorial positions favor the left and utilize strong loaded wording; however, news reporting is generally factual.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate the Birmingham Mail Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial bias that moderately favors the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to poor sourcing of some information. (M. Huitsing 12/21/2017) Updated (04/14/2022)

Source: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk

Last Updated on April 14, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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