These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Hi-Desert Star Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1941, the Hi-Desert Star is a newspaper published in the Yucca Valley, Morongo Valley, and Pioneertown, located within the southern Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California. The current editor is Stacy Moore.
Funded by / Ownership
The Hi-Desert Star is owned by Brehm Communications, which publishes 60 other publications. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Hi-Desert Star covers news, sports, and crime for San Bernardino County. Articles and headlines contain minimally loaded language such as this Vaccinations start at CMC. The paper does not cover national or international news.
Editorially, the Hi-Desert Star publishes op-eds that favor the right such as this Democrats have become hateful, but they do provide reasonable balance with counter articles such as this The big liar’s biggest lie yet. Further, during the 2020 Presidential Election, they endorsed Republican Donald Trump. In general, the news is reported factually and with moderate right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Hi-Desert Star Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/13/2021)