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 Saanich News as slightly Left-Center biased based on a mildly left-leaning story selection that favors a liberal perspective. 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
The Saanich News is a newspaper published in Saanich, British Columbia, Canada. The website saanichnews.com covers news, sports, crime, and business for the greater Saanich area.
Funded by / Ownership
Black Press Media owns the Saanich News. Black Press, based in British Columbia, Canada, publishes over 170 titles across Canada and the western United States. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Saanich News covers news for Saanich and the surrounding area with minimal bias in wording, such as this Kaela Mehl pleads guilty to the second-degree murder of her 18-month-old daughter. National and international is published through the Associated Press and Canadian Press.
Editorially, the Saanich News does not regularly produce op-eds. However, political news coverage tends to lean left. Generally, news reporting is factual, with a left-leaning bias in story selection.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Saanich News as slightly Left-Center biased based on a mildly left-leaning story selection that favors a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 01/23/2023)
Last Updated on January 23, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check