Last updated on September 19th, 2021 at 11:10 am
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- Overall, we rate BorderReport Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting with minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 2019, BorderReport publishes news reports about the southern border with Mexico and immigration. According to their about page, “The mission of BorderReport.com is to provide real-time delivery of the untold local stories about people living, working and migrating along the U.S. border with Mexico. The information is gathered by experienced and trusted Nexstar Media Group journalists hired specifically to cover the border.” Salvador Rivera serves as the lead reporter based in San Diego.
Funded by / Ownership
BorderReport is owned by Nexstar Media Group, which owns over 200 TV stations nationwide. The founder, chairman, president, and CEO of Nexstar is Perry A. Sook. According to Open Secrets, Nexstar Media group gave more money to Republicans in the 2018 election cycle (45% to Democrats, 55% to Republicans). Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the BorderReport website publishes original news reporting on immigration and issues at the southern border. The website also features live cameras pointing at sections of the border wall. BorderReport breaks the news down by geography such as California, Texas, Arizona, etc., and by hot topics such as immigration, migrant centers, the border wall, and border crime. Further, they also report on coronavirus and its impacts on immigration.
Articles and headlines are presented with minimal bias in wording and editorializing, such as this DHS rolls out new Alternatives to Detention pilot program with expanded migrant services. Like most articles reviewed, they utilize video and properly source from mostly government outlets and/or other Nexstar TV stations, which typically are rated least biased.
Editorially, they cover both sides of the immigration issue. For example, this article reports on an illegal immigrant who committed a crime Man deported at least once now charged with rape of child in Tennessee. In another article, they report sympathetically toward an immigrant who was injured trying to climb the border wall Migrant breaks leg after fall, spends three days by border wall. In general, they report news factually and with low bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate BorderReport Least Biased based on neutral straight news reporting with minimal editorializing. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/18/2021) Updated (9/19/2021)