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 using appeal 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 the Portland Press-Herald Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor 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: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1862, The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram is a morning daily newspaper with a website that serves southern Maine and is focused on the greater metropolitan area around Portland, Maine, in the United States.
Funded by / Ownership
The Portland Press-Herald is owned by the Masthead Maine Network, which is a privately owned publisher of daily and weekly newspapers in the state of Maine. Revenue is derived through advertising, sponsored content, and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Portland Press-Herald reports news, sports, weather, business, and lifestyle through reporters with minimal bias, such as this: Protesters, supporters gather in Guilford as Trump visit nears. National and international news is republished through the Associated Press and Bloomberg news.
Editorially, the Press-Herald typically endorses Democratic candidates such as Hilary Clinton for President in 2016. Further, they often report negatively on conservative politicians such as this: Our View: To President Trump: You should resign now. In general, they report news factually and with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Portland Press-Herald Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/7/2016) Updated (08/11/2023)
Last Updated on August 11, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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