Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Last updated on July 9th, 2021 at 09:46 am

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Right Center Bias - Conservative - Republican - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


RIGHT-CENTER BIAS

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  • Overall, we rate the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Right-Center biased based on recent endorsements of Republican candidates and editorials that favor right-leaning causes. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

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.

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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 come from various 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. Further, in 2020 they endorsed Republican Donald Trump for President. A thorough review of editorial columns indicates 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.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Right-Center biased based on recent endorsements of Republican candidates and editorials that favor right-leaning 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 07/09/2021)

Source: http://www.post-gazette.com/

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