These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Le Journal de Montréal Right Biased based on editorial positions that favor conservative nationalist positions. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to sensationalism and one failed fact check.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT FREEDOM
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1964, Le Journal de Montréal is a French-language daily Canadian tabloid published in Montreal, Quebec. The Founder is Pierre Péladeau. Le Journal de Montréal focuses on politics, breaking news, sports, business, and entertainment. Quebecor is the publishing company, and Pierre Karl Péladeau is the president and CEO of Quebecor. Sister publications include 24 Heures, Le Journal de Québec, and QMI Agency.
Dany Doucet, is the Vice-President of QMI Agency, and Editor-in-Chief of Le Journal de Montréal
Funded by / Ownership
The publishing company Quebecor owns Le Journal de Montréal. Pierre Karl Péladeau is the owner of Quebecor and the son of Pierre Péladeau. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue for Le Journal de Montreal.
Analysis / Bias
Le Journal de Montréal often republishes stories from the QMI Agency, which is also owned by the Journal de Montreal‘s publisher, Quebecor Inc., and from credible news agencies such as AFP (Agence France Presse). Articles and headlines contain emotionally loaded headlines such as “Another crowded beach in Montreal. Hundreds of revelers flouted sanitary rules by gathering at the water’s edge without distancing.” Many stories reviewed contain sensationalized headlines.
Editorially, the paper frequently favors the right. For example, they report positively on conservatism and liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau negatively. For instance, the headline reads in French in this story: “The Indian variant is here.” The article features a picture of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Indian dress taken during his 2018 trip to India and followed by an editorial about COVID-19. Politicians and media outlets have condemned Le Journal de Montréal’s headline and photo.
Further, Le Journal de Montreal has been accused of promoting Quebec Nationalism. For example, they support Simon Jolin-Barrette, a part of the conservative Coalition Avenir Québec promoting immigration restrictions and Quebec Nationalism. They generally report the news mostly factually and with a right-leaning nationalist bias. Finally, a Reuters institute survey found that 67% of respondents trust their news coverage and 14% do not, ranking them #7 in trust among the major French-language Canadian news providers.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Le Journal de Montreal Right Biased based on editorial positions that favor conservative nationalist positions. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to sensationalism and one failed fact check. (M. Huitsing 5/23/2021) Updated (03/28/2022)
Last Updated on May 31, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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