These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using an 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 Idaho Statesman Least Biased due to a mostly balanced editorial page and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1864, the Idaho Statesman is the largest circulating print newspaper in Idaho.
Funded by / Ownership
The Idaho Statesman is owned by Chatham Asset Management, a New Jersey-based hedge fund that holds 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 of hush payments on behalf of his “friends,” including President Trump and Harvey Weinstein. Advertising and subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Idaho Statesman covers local news with journalists and reporters throughout the Boise and greater Idaho region with minimal bias such as this What do we know about University of Idaho murder charges? Here’s the newest timeline. For national news, they use the Associated Press.
The Idaho Statesman always sources their information properly. Editorially, there is a balance between right and left-leaning opinions with just a slight edge to the left. The Idaho Statesman typically endorses Democratic candidates.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Idaho Statesman Least Biased due to a mostly balanced editorial page and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/5/2018) Updated (11/20/2023)
Last Updated on November 20, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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