Last updated on May 22nd, 2021 at 07:20 pm
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 appealing 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 National News Watch slightly Left-Center Biased based on source selection that leans left. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than High due to a lack of transparency.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: Canada (14/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
National Newswatch is a Canadian news service that primarily aggregates news content from other sources. Most news content is from left-center sources such as the CBC and the Globe and Mail. The website lacks transparency as they do not provide an about page.
Funded by / Ownership
The website lacks transparency as they do not clearly name an owner; however, at the bottom of the pages, they write © 2021 National Newswatch Inc. Advertising is the only clear source of revenue.
Analysis / Bias
National Newswatch typically publishes news from other Canadian media outlets such as the Calgary Herald, CTV News, and the Canadian Press. The website is balanced in left and right-leaning sources. National Newswatch also has an opinion page that publishes opinion pieces from other Canadian media outlets, and original pieces such as this Our Sense of Patriotism Has Changed. This op-ed slightly favors the left, while many republished op-eds come from right-leaning Postmedia sources such as the National Post. In general, the bias of this website is a very slight left lean with most news reported factually.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate National News Watch slightly Left-Center Biased based on source selection that leans left. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than High due to a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 5/11/2017) Updated (5/22/2021)