These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 43/180
Notes: Founded in 1928, the Montana Standard is a print newspaper serving the Butte area of Montana. The paper is owned by Lee Enterprises, which according to Open Secrets has donated 88% of it money to Republican politicians since 1990.
In review, the Montana Standard covers local news with journalists and reporters throughout the Butte region. For national news they use the Associated Press. All news is reported with minimal loaded words and bias. The Montana Standard always sources their information properly. Editorially, there is a balance between right and left leaning opinions with just a slight edge to the left.
Overall, we rate the Montana Standard Least Biased due to a mostly balanced editorial page and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 4/14/2018)