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 reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate the Manchester Union Leader Right Biased based on editorial positions that favor the right and Mixed for factual reporting based on failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1863, the Manchester Union Leader is a daily newspaper from Manchester, New Hampshire. The paper was best known for the conservative political opinions of its late publisher, William Loeb, and his wife, Elizabeth Scripps “Nackey” Loeb.
Funded by / Ownership
The newspaper is owned by the Union Leader Corporation. The Manchester Union Leader is funded through an advertising and subscription model.
Analysis / Bias
The New Hampshire (Manchester) Union Leader is a conservative daily newspaper that reports news with right-leaning bias. Local news is reported through journalists and some national news through republication by mainstream sources such as the Los Angles Times.
Editorially, the Union Leader leans right with the use of columnists such as Pat Buchanan: Pat Buchanan: Trump calls off Cold War II. According to USA Today, the Union Leader has endorsed Republican candidates for 100 years, up until the 2016 election when they endorsed Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. Citing they did not want to choose between the “lesser of two evils.”
A factual search reveals numerous failed fact checks over the years.
Overall, we rate the Manchester Union Leader Right Biased based on editorial positions that favor the right and Mixed for factual reporting based on failed fact checks. (7/19/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 7/21/2018)