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 McClatchyDC Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial bias that favors 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 Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
McClatchyDC is the Washington DC bureau of the McClatchy Company that covers Congress, the Whitehouse, and political news. McClatchyDC reporters cover all aspects of the Washington DC political scene that are then published in McClatchy Newspapers throughout the country. McClatchy journalists have also won 9 Pulitzer prizes in their 159-year history.
Funded by / Ownership
McClatchyDC is owned by Chatham Asset Management, a New Jersey-based hedge fund with a significant equity stake in Postmedia and majority ownership of American Media Inc., which owns the National Enquirer. David Pecker, who owns American Media, Inc., joined the Postmedia board and then resigned from the board of Postmedia in 2018 due to his involvement in hush payments on behalf of his “friends,” including President Trump and Harvey Weinstein. Advertising and subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, McClatchyDC covers Washington DC and national politics using McClatchy reporters. A review of articles shows that many headlines contain moderately loaded language that tends to favor the left such as these: California Republicans fear even bigger trouble ahead for their wounded party, and Trump administration wants huge limits on food stamps — even though Congress said ‘no’. All stories published use proper hyperlinked sourcing to credible media and/or Government information. McClatchyDC does not have an actual editorial page; however, they do have an editorial cartoon page that almost always paints former President Trump and the GOP negatively.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate McClatchyDC Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial bias that favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/30/2016) Updated (03/24/2023)
Last Updated on June 5, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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