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 BreakingNews.ie as Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Breakingnews.ie, is an Irish news website that delivers news about Ireland and the world. It covers various topics, such as breaking news, politics, sports, entertainment, and business. BreakingNews.ie, is based in Dublin, Ireland.
Funded by / Ownership
The Irish Times owns BreakingNews.ie, as well as the Irish Examiner, Evening Echo, and all the regional titles that were formerly under the ownership of the Landmark Media Group, including Waterford News & Star, Roscommon Herald, Western People, The Nationalist, Kildare Nationalist, Laois Nationalist, Naas and Newbridge Nationalist, and their corresponding websites. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
BreakingNews.ie, is owned by The Irish Times, which is known to have a left-leaning editorial bias. In terms of bias, BreakingNews.ie, uses minimal loaded language and relies on credible sources to support its news articles, such as its sister publications. Most of its local news stories, like “Journalists at BBC Northern Ireland vote to strike over Radio Foyle cutbacks,” are objectively presented and sourced with quotes.
However, the website occasionally shows a left-leaning bias in its political news coverage. For example, an article titled “Ireland may have to consider changing laws around trans prisoners – Varadkar” favors social liberal causes.
International news is also occasionally covered with a left-leaning bias, as seen in an article titled “Donald Trump’s return to Doonbeg a quieter affair than his presidential visit” The article’s title uses the word “quieter” to describe Trump’s return, the choice in wording shows a slight bias against former President Donald Trump. In comparison a similar article on President Biden utilizes more favorable wording “Biden’s trip to Ireland outlines ‘optimism’ ahead of expected run for second term.” In general, BreakingNews.ie is fact-based and holds moderate left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate BreakingNews.ie as Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 05/05/2023)
Last Updated on May 5, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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