Middletown Media (Muncie Voice)

Middletown Media - Left Bias - Liberal - Democrat - Progressive - CredibleFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


LEFT BIAS

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  • Overall, we rate Middletown Media Left-Biased based on editorial positions that favor the progressive left. We also rate them Mixed in reporting due to one-sided reporting that excludes other viewpoints and a lack of transparency.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY

History

Formerly the Muncie Voice, Middletown Media is a progressive website featuring news and commentary. The website lacks transparency as they do not have an about page. The Facebook page states they are “Alternative media whose primary focus is transformative – hold existing corporate media, government, and private sectors accountable.”

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Funded by / Ownership

Todd Smekens owns and published Middletown Media. Advertising generates revenue.

Analysis / Bias

The website appears to serve as a blog for Todd Smekens, publishing articles referencing other sources with Smekens opinion added. The website also features guest writers who hold left-leaning biases such as this The FBI is Harassing the Antiwar Movement. This story is appropriately sourced.

Most stories and opinions favor the progressive left with support for anti-war, Pro-Climate action, and support of LGBTQ rights. In general, they hold a progressive left perspective and report factually, though one-sided in nature.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Middletown Media Left-Biased based on editorial positions that favor the progressive left. We also rate them Mixed in reporting due to one-sided reporting that excludes other viewpoints and a lack of transparency. (M. Huitsing 10/3/2017) Updated (10/20/2021)

Source: https://muncievoice.com/

Last Updated on October 20, 2021 by Media Bias Fact Check

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