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 Democrat and Chronicle Left-Center Biased based on liberal-leaning editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1833, The Democrat and Chronicle is a daily broadsheet newspaper serving the greater Rochester, New York area. The Democrat and Chronicle is Rochester’s only daily circulated newspaper covering local news, sports, weather, and crime.
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In review, the Democrat and Chronicle report local news about the greater Rochester area with minimal bias, such as this Republicans withdraw controversial bill that would have stripped county executive powers. The Associated Press and USA Today Network derive national and international news.
Editorially, the Democrat and Chronicle have endorsed Democratic Presidential candidates since 1988. Op-Eds also currently favor the left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Democrat and Chronicle Left-Center Biased based on liberal-leaning editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/30/2016) Updated (08/28/2022)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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