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.
- Overall, we rate the Montana Standard Least Biased due to a mostly balanced editorial page and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1928, the Montana Standard is a print newspaper serving the Butte area of Montana.
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Funded by / Ownership
The paper is owned by Lee Enterprises, which according to Open Secrets has donated 88% of its money to Republican politicians since 1990.
Analysis / Bias
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 its information properly.
Editorially, there is a balance between right and left-leaning opinions with just a slight edge to the left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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) Updated (04/09/2023)
Last Updated on April 9, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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