These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal 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 Riverbender Least Biased based on balanced news coverage and minimal editorial bias. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Riverbender is a portal serving local and national news, classifieds, event calendars, and Alton, Illinois, guides to restaurants, shopping, and attractions with coupons.
Funded by / Ownership
The website indicates John Hentrich is the owner and CEO. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Riverbender provides local news with minimal bias for the Alton, Illinois region. Articles and headlines do not use loaded language such as this Madison County COVID-19 Clinics Now Accepting Walk-Ins. National stories originate from the Associated Press.
The Riverbender does not publish op-eds and reports the news factually.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Riverbender Least Biased based on balanced news coverage and minimal editorial bias. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 4/27/2017) Updated (09/28/2023)
Last Updated on September 28, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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