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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Right Center BiasRIGHT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

Founded in 1786, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is a broadsheet newspaper and the largest serving metropolitan Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. It has won six Pulitzer Prizes since 1938. The current editor is David Shribman.

Funded by / Ownership

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is owned by Block Communications, which also owns Pittsburgh Press and the Toledo Blade. The newspaper and website are funded through an advertising and subscription model.

Analysis / Bias

In review, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports local news through journalists with minimal loaded words and proper sourcing. National and World news comes from a variety of established left-center and least biased sources such as the New York Times, Washington Post and the Associated Press. Editorially, according to Ballotpedia, the Post-Gazette always endorses Democratic candidates in Presidential elections. However, in 2016 they did not endorse either candidate and in Pennsylvania elections they favored mostly Republican candidates, representing a shift in editorial direction. A thorough review of editorial columns indicate that they publish both sides, however right leaning opinion outweighs the left. Further, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette fired a prominent political cartoonist who frequently portrayed Donald Trump negatively.

A factual search reveals the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has never failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Right-Center biased based on recent endorsements of Republican candidates and editorials that favor right wing causes. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (7/30/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/25/2018)

Source: http://www.post-gazette.com/


 

 

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