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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 43/180
Notes: According to their about page “The Mountain Democrat, located in Placerville, CA, is the oldest newspaper in California, boasting continuous publication since 1851. The Mountain Democrat is a local newspaper covering news, sports, and features in El Dorado County.”
In review, The Mountain Democrat primarily reports local and regional news with little reporting of national news. News reporting is done with minimal loaded words and is generally low biased and direct. Since this is primarily local news it is generally reported through quotes vs. links. A factual search shows they have not failed a fact check. Editorially, there is a left leaning bias in opinion and story selection. Overall, we rate the Mountain Democrat Left-Center biased and High for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 3/31/2018)