- Overall, we rate the Colorado Times Reporter left biased based on holding progressive left editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2016 by journalist and author Jason Salzman, The Colorado Times Reporter is a news and opinion website covering Colorado politics from a progressive perspective. According to their about page, “We aim to be fair and accurate. Our work is nonpartisan, with a progressive orientation, which means we emphasize coverage of Colorado stories that advance or illuminate the progressive values of freedom, justice, responsibility, opportunity, and equality. Conversely, call out/correct/challenge bigotry, racism, misinformation, and conspiracies, particularly — at this moment — election conspiracies.”
Funded by / Ownership
Although not clearly stated, Jason Salzman appears to be the owner and editor of the Colorado Times Reporter. Advertising and donations generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Colorado Times Reporter primarily covers Colorado Politics using moderately loaded language that favors the left GOP Candidate Buckley Paid Himself Thousands in Improper Mileage Reimbursements. This story and others analyzed rely on credible sources such as The Colorado Springs Gazette and government sources.
Editorially, they appropriately label opinion pieces that routinely favor the left, such as this Latinas Should Vote Their Values, Including Reproductive Rights, This Midterm Election. They also frequently denigrate conservatives like this I Thought Boebert’s Book Would Be Worthless, But I Reviewed It Anyway. Generally, the news is reported factually and with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Colorado Times Reporter left biased based on holding progressive left editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/05/2022)
Last Updated on November 5, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check