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 Fresno Bee 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
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1922, The Fresno Bee is a daily newspaper serving Fresno, California, and surrounding counties in that U.S. state’s San Joaquin Valley.
Funded by / Ownership
The Fresno Bee is owned by Chatham Asset Management, a New Jersey-based hedge fund with a significant equity stake in Postmedia and majority ownership of American Media Inc., which owns the National Enquirer. David Pecker, who owns American Media, Inc., joined the Postmedia board and then resigned from the board of Postmedia in 2018 due to his involvement in hush payments on behalf of his “friends,” including former President Trump and Harvey Weinstein. Advertising and subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Fresno Bee covers local news through reporters with minimal bias, such as this Coronavirus: Fresno mayor extends shelter-in-place order for two more weeks, and this Fresno Fairgrounds will be site of makeshift hospital with 250 beds to treat coronavirus. National and international reporting comes from a combination of other Chatham-owned papers and the Associated Press.
Editorially, The Fresno Bee has historically endorsed Democratic Presidential Candidates such as Hillary Clinton in 2016. A review of editorials indicates that more favor the left, such as this Go to restaurants during coronavirus outbreak? Ignore Devin Nunes’ dangerous advice. In general, the news is reported factually with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Fresno Bee 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 6/30/2016) Updated (11/11/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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