- Overall, we rate the Manchester Union Leader Right Biased based on editorial positions that mostly favor the right and 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 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 a 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.” On 10/25/2020, they officially endorsed Democratic Candidate Joe Biden, ending 100+ years of never endorsing a Democrat.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the last 5 years.
Overall, we rate the Manchester Union Leader Right Biased based on editorial positions that mostly favor the right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (7/19/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/27/2020)