These media sources are moderate to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate the Columbus Free Press Left Biased based on story selection that favors progressives and Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing of information.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1970, the Columbus Free Press is an alternative journal published in Columbus, Ohio. The paper’s original purpose was that of an underground newspaper centered on anti-war and student activist issues. To this day, the paper remains a progressive publication.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Columbus Free Press is owned by Free Press Now, LLC, which is run by volunteers. They are funded through an advertising and donations model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Columbus Free Press utilizes strongly loaded language in headlines and articles that favor the left: Convicted Trumputin Consigliere Paul Manafort Linked to Ohio’s Stolen 2004 Election. There is also minimal sourcing in this article. In another article, they link to a strongly left-biased source progressive.org. The op-ed page contains little balance, with almost all topics favoring the left. Further, some op-eds contain zero sourcing of information.
While we can find no evidence of failed fact checks, the reporting is entirely one-sided and sometimes not appropriately sourced to credible outlets.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Columbus Free Press Left Biased based on story selection that favors progressives and Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 9/22/2018) Updated (07/15/2022)
Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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