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 Capital Gazette Left-Center biased based on left-leaning editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Capital Gazette, which includes The Capital, Maryland Gazette, and Crofton-West County, is a daily newspaper founded in 1884. The Capital Gazette covers news, sports, food and entertainment, politics, and opinions in Annapolis, Maryland.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Capital Gazette is owned by the Baltimore Sun Media Group and Tribune Publishing. Tribune Publishing, also known as Tronc, owns numerous large left-leaning newspapers across the USA, such as the Chicago Tribune. The Capital Gazette is funded via a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Capital Gazette publishes news stories related to the Maryland capital Annapolis and the surrounding area. The Capital Gazette uses emotionally loaded headlines such as “Democratic primary results rattle foundation of Mike Miller’s presidency of Maryland Senate” and “Maryland civil rights advocates rally, denounce Supreme Court decision to uphold Trump’s travel ban.” Most news stories are written by contract reporters who utilize credible sources such as the Baltimore Sun, interviews, and large blocks of quotes.
A review of editorial columns reveals a left-leaning bias in favor of Democratic candidates and policies and negative toward Republicans Analysis: The midterm stakes are clear — election deniers will be on many ballots. In general, news reporting is factual and holds a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Capital Gazette Left-Center biased based on left-leaning editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 6/28/2018) Updated (05/20/2022)
Last Updated on May 20, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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