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 Charleston Gazette 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1873, The Charleston Gazette-Mail is the only daily morning newspaper in Charleston, West Virginia. It is the product of a July 2015 merger between the Charleston Gazette and the Charleston Daily Mail. The current editor is Lee Wolverton.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, the Charleston Gazette reports news, crime, sports, and lifestyle for the greater Charleston area. Local articles and headlines use minimally loaded emotional language, such as this City fire department on track to fill holes left by retirees, new chief says. National and international news comes from the Associated Press.
Editorially, the reporting tends to favor the left, such as this Gazette-Mail editorial: WV GOP needs to return to planet Earth. The news is generally reported factually with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Charleston Gazette 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 12/31/2016) Updated (06/03/2022)
Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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