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, the Chicago Sun-Times is rated Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that often align with 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 Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1948, The Chicago Sun-Times is a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois.
Funded by / Ownership
In 2022, it became part of the Chicago Public Media family of companies and now operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Revenue is derived through subscription fees and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Chicago Sun-Times publishes news covering the Chicago area and national and international news. Local news is reported through journalists with minimal bias: Ex-CPD commander sentenced to six months community confinement after pocketing dead mom’s Social Security checks. National and world news is covered by journalists, the Associated Press, and USA Today.
Editorially, they favor a liberal perspective and often report negatively on former President Trump: The case for impeachment over censure for President Donald Trump. The Sun-Times also repeatedly endorsed Democratic candidates since 1980.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, the Chicago Sun-Times is rated Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that often align with the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/16/2016) Updated (10/06/2022)
Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check