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 Raleigh News and Observer 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
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1865, The News & Observer is a regional daily newspaper that serves the greater Triangle area based In Raleigh. The paper is the second largest in the state after The Charlotte Observer. The paper has also been awarded three Pulitzer Prizes.
Funded by / Ownership
The Raleigh News and Observer is owned by The McClatchy Company, which owns numerous papers across the United States, including the Fresno Bee and the Kansas City Star. Revenue is derived from advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Raleigh News and Observer covers local news through journalists with minimal bias such as this: 3 men face charges in heroin bust as suspect escapes, causes wrecks in Chapel Hill. National and world news often comes from the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Raleigh News and Observer moderately favor the left through presidential endorsements that have always picked Democrats since at least 1980. Further, op-eds tend to favor the left as well such as this: Trump’s callous food aid cuts? NC is already there, though there are right-leaning opinions present within this paper.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Raleigh News and Observer 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. (5/18/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 09/03/2023)
Last Updated on September 3, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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