Buffalo News – Bias and Credibility

Buffalo News - Least Biased - Conservative leaning - Credible and ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced.  These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased sources.

  • Overall, we rate the Buffalo News Least Biased based on reasonably balanced editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic


Founded in 1880, The Buffalo News is the daily newspaper of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area. Buffalonews.com covers local news, sports, weather and crime for the greater Buffalo, New York area.

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Funded by / Ownership

Lee Enterprises owns and publishes the Buffalo News. According to Open Secrets, Lee Enterprises donated 88% of its money to Republican politicians from 1990 until 2016. However, during the 2020 election cycle, they donated 70% to Democratic candidates and causes. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Buffalo News reports local news of the Niagara Falls – Buffalo metro area through staff reporters with minimal bias in wording such as this Tonawanda man charged in Texas de Brazil Galleria shooting, prosecutors say. The newspaper and website does not really cover national and international news, but rather focus on New York State.

Editorially, Buffalo News covers both sides with little difference in coverage. However, they have endorsed Democratic candidates in the past such as President Obama in 2012 and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. However, since coming under the ownership of Lee Enterprises they have moved to the right to become a least biased paper.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Buffalo News Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/30/2016) Updated (05/06/2022)

Source: https://www.buffalonews.com/

Last Updated on May 15, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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