These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal 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 liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Lexington Herald-Leader Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1870, the Lexington Herald-Leader is a newspaper based in the U.S. city of Lexington, Kentucky.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Lexington Herald-Leader is owned by Chatham Asset Management, a New Jersey-based hedge fund that holds a large equity stake in Postmedia and majority ownership of American Media Inc. In 2020, Chatham Asset Management bought the McClatchy Company, which owned numerous newspapers around the USA and has won several Pulitzer Prizes. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Lexington Herald-Leader covers local news through reporters with minimal bias, such as this Kentucky sees tenth straight week of declining COVID-19 cases, Gov. Andy Beshear reports. National and international comes from other McClatchy papers and the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Lexington Herald-Leader tends to favor Democratic candidates. They generally report the news factually and with a slight left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Lexington Herald-Leader Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/17/2017) Updated (02/24/2023)
Last Updated on February 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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