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 Sacramento Bee Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor liberal policy. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The Sacramento Bee is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Sacramento, California, in the United States. Since its founding in 1857, The Bee has become the largest newspaper in Sacramento, the fifth largest newspaper in California, and the 27th largest paper in the USA. The current editor is Lauren Gustus.
Funded by / Ownership
The Sacramento Bee 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 Sacramento Bee publishes local news through journalists with minimal bias such as this: Man killed, another wounded in Sacramento County shooting. National and international news is published from the Associated Press. National political news comes from McClatchy DC.
Editorially, the SacBee has endorsed Democratic presidential candidates over the last 40 years. Opinion pieces are always appropriately labeled with the majority favoring the left such as: Murder, rape, slavery, and genocide. Here’s why California must ditch Columbus Day. This editorial is also properly sourced to credible media outlets. In general, news reporting is low biased and factual, while op-eds tend to lean left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Sacramento Bee Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor liberal policy. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/18/2017) Updated (10/19/2019)