These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate The Pottstown Mercury as least biased based on sound journalism and balanced editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact-check record and proper sourcing of information.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Pottstown Mercury is a newspaper published in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States. pottsmerc.com is the website for the paper covering local news, sports, crime, lifestyle, and opinion.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Pottstown Mercury is owned by MediaNews Group and published by Digital First Media, which publishes 190 newspapers across the USA. Digital First Media is owned by Alden Global Capital LLC, a New York-Based Hedge Fund described as “Vulture Capitalists” by former Denver Post writers for the cuts made to newsrooms. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Pottstown Mercury publishes local and regional news through journalists with minimal bias, such as this: Community meeting planned on proposed Exeter development. National and international news comes from the Associated Press and Washington Post.
Editorially, The Pottstown Mercury publishes an appropriate mix of right and left-leaning opinions. In general, they report factually and with credible sources, while op-eds are mostly balanced with differing viewpoints.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Pottstown Mercury as least biased based on sound journalism and balanced editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact-check record and proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 02/28/2023)
Last Updated on February 28, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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