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 Leicester Mercury slightly Right-Center Biased based on story selection that occasionally leans right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1874, The Leicester Mercury is a British regional tabloid newspaper for the city of Leicester and the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. The associated website is Leicestershire Live. The current editor is George Oliver.
Funded by / Ownership
The Leicester Mercury is owned by Reach plc (formerly known as Trinity Mirror), which is a British newspaper, magazine, and digital publisher. The paper is funded through a subscription, newsstand sales, and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Leicester Mercury covers local and regional news through journalists. News headlines are somewhat sensational such as this: Crooks with heavy-duty equipment mount late-night cash machine raid in Loughborough. This story is properly sourced. The website breaks news down into several categories, including politics. Political news tends to slightly favor the right such as this: Labour Party remains silent over suspended Keith Vaz. However, a review of general news reporting and op-eds finds a relatively balanced approach. On a whole, the Leicester Mercury leans slightly right through story selection.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Leicester Mercury slightly Right-Center Biased based on story selection that occasionally leans right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/6/2019) Updated (09/09/2022)
Last Updated on May 31, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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