These media sources are slight to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Clarin Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 1945, Clarin is the most widely circulated newspaper in Argentina. Roberto Noble was the founder of Clarin. After he passed away in 1969, his wife Herrera de Noble took over Clarin newspaper’s leadership; Clarin increased its market share and became the country’s largest conglomerate. Clarin also owns one of Argentina’s leading TV channels (ARTEAR/Canal Trece) and AM and FM radio stations. Clarin’s headquarter is in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Funded by / Ownership
Grupo Clarín; covers 43% of the market share and owns the leading newspaper Clarín. In 1999, Goldman Sachs acquired an 18% equity stake in Clarin. In June 2012, Goldman Sachs sold its shares in Grupo Clarín SA to Booth American Company Investment LLC, owned by US investor Ralph F. Booth. Please see for more information regarding corporate structure and Financial Statements.
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Analysis / Bias
Clarin has a history of being a right leaning paper that is critical of the left. For example, The newspaper was involved in a conflict over agricultural tax reform with Left-leaning Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK), Argentina’s president from 2007 to 2015, and its first lady for four years before that. Cristina Kirchner introduced a media reform law that would significantly limit Grupo Clarín’s operations.
Clarin covers news for Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the world. Local news is covered by reporters and uses moderately loaded language such as this Tomorrow, the Buenos Aires teacher’s unions stop, and there is another controversy with the Government on Saturdays. National and world news is derived from national reporters, Reuters, and AFP.
Editorially, they report negatively on left-leaning President Angel Fernandez. For example, in this article, Alberto Fernández assembles a Security Council and denies the “Berni style” where they call his policy a “scheme.” A quote reads, “The tasks today are led -like all in Alberto F.’s scheme- by Santiago Cafiero.” In general, Clarin is fact-based and holds a right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Clarin Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 09/21/2022)
Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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