Guelph Mercury Tribune

Guelph Mercury Tribune - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Progressive - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

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 appeals 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 Guelph Mercury Tribune Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Canada
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1853, the Guelph Mercury Tribune is a community newspaper published (online) in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Guelphmercury.com provides local news, lifestyle, things to do, and opinion for the greater Guelph, Ontario region.

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Funded by / Ownership

The publisher of the Guelph Mercury Tribune is Metroland Media Group Ltd., a subsidiary of Torstar Corporation. Advertising generates revenue.

Analysis / Bias

In 2015 and 2021, the Toronto Star (Torstar), which owns the Guelph Mercury Tribune’s publisher, Metroland Media Group, endorsed the Liberal Party under Justin Trudeau.

In review, the Guelph Mercury Tribune uses low biased wording when reporting local news such as this: Three teens arrested after alleged schoolyard assault in Guelph sends adult to hospital. The website does not cover national or world news.

Editorially, a review of op-eds indicates that slightly more favor the left such as this We must acknowledge pandemic trauma as we chart a course toward ‘normal.’ In general, they are fact based and hold a left leaning editorial bias.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate the Guelph Mercury Tribune Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 03/27/2022)

Source: https://www.guelphmercury.com/

Last Updated on March 27, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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