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 appeals 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 NewsCenterMaine.com Left-Center Biased based on political story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
NewsCenterMaine.com is the news website for television stations WCSH and WLBZ in Portland, Maine. The website covers news, sports, weather, traffic, and crime for the greater Portland area.
Funded by / Ownership
NewsCenterMaine.com is owned and operated by TEGNA Inc., which operates 66 television stations in 54 markets. They state TEGNA’s purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities. Revenue is based on advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, NewsCenterMaine.com reports local news primarily through TV news videos and accompanying text. Local news is presented with minimally loaded wording such as this: Abbott Laboratories receives federal approval for COVID-19 test that offers results in 15 minutes. National and International news is provided by the Associated Press and other TEGNA TV stations.
NewsCenterMaine.com also has a section dedicated to politics covering national politics through the Associated Press and local Maine politics through the TV stations. Editorially more stories favor the left with some loaded wording, such as this Maine delegation reacts to Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power if he loses. Finally, the website features fact checks from TEGNA’s fact check service VERIFY Fact check. In general, the news is reported factually and with minimal bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate NewsCenterMaine.com Left-Center Biased based on political story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 9/29/2020) Updated (03/21/2022)
Last Updated on June 28, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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