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 using appeal 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 East Bay Times Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1947, The East Bay Times, formerly the Contra Costa Times is a daily newspaper based in Walnut Creek, California, U.S. The current editor is Frank Pine.
Funded by / Ownership
The East Bay Times is owned by MediaNews Group, formerly Digital First Media, which owns nearly 100 newspapers across the USA. Digital First Media is in turn owned by Alden Global Capital LLC, a New York Based Hedge Fund, which has been described as “Vulture Capitalists” by former Denver Post writers for the cuts made to newsrooms. Revenue is derived through subscription fees and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the East Bay Times reports local news through reporters with minimal bias such as this East Bay man, arrested while allegedly ‘shedding clothes’ after Oakland shooting, charged with murdering teen. National and international news is usually covered through the Associated Press.
Editorially, the website features an area called the Canniforian which covers the California Marijuana industry. The East Bay Times also usually endorses Democratic candidates such as Joe Biden in the 2020 Presidential election. In general, the news is reported factually and with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the East Bay Times Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/22/2017) Updated (3/19/2021)