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 appealing 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 Rock Hill 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: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1872, The Rock Hill Herald is a daily morning newspaper published in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Its coverage is York, Chester, and Lancaster counties. According to their about page, the current editor is Cliff Harrington.
Funded by / Ownership
The Rock Hill Herald is owned by Chatham Asset Management, a New Jersey-based hedge fund with a significant equity stake in Postmedia and majority ownership of American Media Inc., which owns the National Enquirer. David Pecker, who owns American Media, Inc., joined the Postmedia board and then resigned from the board of Postmedia in 2018 due to his involvement of hush payments on behalf of his “friends,” including former President Trump and Harvey Weinstein. Advertising and subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Rock Hill Herald covers local news, sports, weather, and crime through reporters. Articles and headlines are often minimally biased, such as this: Earth Fare to close all stores, including 7 around Charlotte and 2 in the Triangle. National and international news is provided by the Associated Press. The website features a section for politics and government news that generally offers syndicated content from other McClatchy properties and the Associated Press.
Editorially, The Herald has endorsed Democratic presidential candidates such as Barack Obama in 2012. The opinion page tends to lean left with articles such as this: As Trump threatens Americans, guess whose senators are silent? And The governor should get louder on Medicaid expansion. In general, they report factually and with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Rock Hill 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 2/3/2020) Updated (08/13/2022)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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