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 Port Colborne Leader Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Port Colborne Leader is a newspaper published in Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. stcatharinesstandard.ca/local-port-colborne/ provides online local, national, and world news for the greater Peterborough, Ontario region.
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Funded by / Ownership
The publisher of Port Colborne Leader is Metroland Media Group Ltd., a subsidiary of Nordstar Capital LP. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In 2015 and 2021, the Toronto Star (Nordstar), which owns the Port Colborne Leader publisher Metroland Media Group, endorsed the Liberal Party under Justin Trudeau.
In review, Port Colborne Leader uses low-biased wording when reporting local news such as this: Impact of on-beach parking ban in Port Colborne up in the air. National news is derived from the Canadian Press, while world news comes from the Associated Press.
Editorially, a review of op-eds slightly favors the left. In general, they are fact-based and hold a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Port Colborne Leader Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 03/16/2023)
Last Updated on March 16, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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