These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate the Hanford Sentinel Least Biased based on low-biased news reporting and mostly balanced editorial positions. We also rate them Mostly Factual for reporting due to a lack of transparency despite proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Hanford Sentinel is a daily newspaper and website serving Kings County, California. The website does not offer an about page nor clearly list an editor or ownership.
Funded by / Ownership
The Hanford Sentinel is owned by Canadian company Santa Maria News Media Inc. The paper is funded through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
The Hanford Sentinel covers local news through staff journalists and with minimal bias in wording such as this: Text to 911 now available in Kings County. National news is derived from the Associated Press. In general, news reporting is low-biased and factually sourced.
Editorially, The Hanford Sentinel tends to lean slightly left with stories advocating for Marijuana legalization and healthcare. However, they also provide a balance of right-leaning editorials such as this: Time to stop a terrible tradition.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Hanford Sentinel Least Biased based on low-biased news reporting and mostly balanced editorial positions. We also rate them Mostly Factual for reporting due to a lack of transparency despite proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/24/2019) Updated (12/09/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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