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 Metro Philadelphia Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2000, Metro is a free daily newspaper in Philadelphia. Metro covers local news, entertainment, and national news stories. The Metro also links to AM New York, a sister publication. The website does not clearly disclose ownership
Funded by / Ownership
Metro is owned by Schneps Media, which also owns the New York and Boston Metro papers. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Metro Philadephia offers original news reporting on local news as well as republished stories from credible outlets such as the Philadelphia Inquirer and Reuters. Local news reporting generally features low biased wording such as this Kensington residents call for change following Somerset closure.
Editorially, they do not directly publish opinion content and when reporting on political news they almost exclusively rely on Reuters. On certain issues, they tend to lean left such as frequent news stories that are favorable toward marijuana legalization. In general, they report news factually and with a slight left-leaning bias in story selection.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Metro Philadelphia Left-Center Biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/17/2017) Updated (3/24/2021)