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 Hamilton Spectator 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Hamilton Spectator is a newspaper published in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Thespec.com provides local, national, and world news for the greater Hamilton, Ontario region.
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Funded by / Ownership
The publisher of the Hamilton Spectator is Metroland Media Group Ltd., a subsidiary of Nordstar Capital LP. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Hamilton Spectator uses low biased wording when reporting local news such as this: Pedestrian taken to hospital after Stoney Creek collision. National news is derived through the Canadian Press, while world news comes from the Associated Press.
Editorially, a review of op-eds slightly favors the left, such as this Ukraine war plus COVID means more people will need mental health supports. 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 Hamilton Spectator 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 04/08/2022)
Last Updated on April 8, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check