These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an appeal 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 Challis Messenger as Least biased based on neutral straight news reporting with minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Challis Messenger is a newspaper published in Challis, Idaho. The paper covers news and crime reports in the Custer County region.
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Funded by / Ownership
The newspaper is owned by Adams Publishing Group, which holds over one hundred papers across the USA. Stephen Adams is the owner and donates to Republicans, raising 1 million dollars for George W. Bush in 2000. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Challis Messenger covers local news through journalists with minimal bias in wording, such as this Custer County voter turnout nears 50%. Local news relies on quotes, interviews, and accounts as sourcing. National and world news comes directly from the Associated Press.
Editorially, The Challis Messenger rarely publishes op-eds and generally reports news with minimal opining. Finally, they are fact-based and demonstrate low bias in reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Challis Messenger as Least biased based on neutral straight news reporting with minimal editorializing of content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 06/18/2022)
Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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