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.
- Overall, we rate The North Bay Bohemian Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual rather than High due to a lack of transparency and occasionally promoting mild pseudoscience.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Established in 1979 as “The Paper” in Guerneville, Calif, the North Bay Bohemian is a weekly newspaper serving Sonoma and Napa counties. The Bohemian provides coverage of local news, arts, dining, and entertainment.
The publication changed its name to the Sonoma County Independent in 1993. In 2000, it rebranded as the North Bay Bohemian and is headquartered in Healdsburg, California. Metro publishes North Bay Bohemian free weekly, in wine country, as stated on the North Bay Bohemian’s about page.
Funded by / Ownership
The website lacks transparency as they do not clearly disclose ownership. Research indicates they may be owned by Dan Pulcrano. Advertising and sponsored content generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The North Bay Bohemian is divided into sections covering News & Features, Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Opinion, Food & Drink, Best Of, People, Calendar, and Find Cannabis, including stories on various topics like “Rob Brezsny’s ‘Astrology Is Real: Revelations from My Life as a Horoscope Columnist.'” This story explores Brezsny’s work as an astrologer and horoscope columnist, viewed by some as pseudoscience. Another article titled “Be Afraid” can be categorized within personal growth.
Editorially, The North Bay Bohemian does not take political positions; however, they report negatively on former President Trump, such as “Trump’s Tweets Are Actually Emo Songs.” It describes Former President Trump’s tweets as angst-ridden and compares them to emo song lyrics, suggesting they evoke feelings of sadness and pity. In general, information is mostly fact-based and holds a left-leaning editorial bias in favor of a liberal perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years, but they do promote pseudoscience such as Astrology.
Overall, we rate The North Bay Bohemian Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual rather than High due to a lack of transparency and occasionally promoting mild pseudoscience. (M. Huitsing 05/30/2023)
Last Updated on May 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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