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 using appeal 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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. In general, the news is reported factually with a left leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
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 (11/13/2020)