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 appealing 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 Connecticut Post as Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that usually favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1883, The Connecticut Post is a daily newspaper located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It serves Fairfield County and the Lower Naugatuck Valley.
Funded by / Ownership
The Connecticut Post is owned by Hearst Communications, which owns newspapers, magazines, and television stations, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. The newspaper and website are funded through advertising, classified sales, and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Connecticut Post reports local news through journalists with minimal bias, such as this: Councilwoman with troubled finances seeks campaign funds. National news is derived from other Hearst papers and the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Connecticut Post tends to favor Democratic candidates, as evidenced by their endorsement of Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election. Further, a review of op-eds shows that the majority lean left, such as this: Editorial: No time to waste on impeachment. In general, straight news is presented with low bias and proper sourcing, while editorial content favors the left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Connecticut Post as Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that usually favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check. (D. Van Zandt 9/28/2019) Updated (11/27/2023)
Last Updated on November 27, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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