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 Laredo Morning Times Right-Center biased based editorial positions that 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 1881, The Laredo Morning Times (LMTonline.com) is a daily broadsheet newspaper located in Laredo, Texas. The current publisher is William B. Green. The website has an English and Spanish version.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Laredo Morning Times is owned by Hearst Communications, which owns newspapers, magazines, and television stations, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, Cosmopolitan and Esquire. The newspaper and website are funded through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Laredo Morning Times covers local news through staff journalists with minimal bias such as this: Man arrested in connection with stabbing incident in South Laredo dating back to 2014. National and international news is delivered through wire services such as the Associated Press. Editorially, The Laredo Morning Times has endorsed both Democrats and Republicans, however, in 2012, they endorsed Republicans Mitt Romney and Ted Cruz. Further, editorials and op-eds tend to favor the right with articles such as this: The post-liberal dead end. In general, news reporting contains low bias and is properly sourced, however editorially there is a moderate right-leaning bias.
A factual search reveals they have never failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate the Laredo Morning Times Right-Center biased based editorial positions that favor the Right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/4/2019)
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