San Antonio Express-News – Bias and Credibility

San Antonio Express News - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Democrat - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


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 San Antonio Express-News Left-Center biased due to editorial positions and High for factual reporting.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic


Founded in 1865, The San Antonio Express-News is a daily newspaper in San Antonio, Texas. The Express-News is the fourth-largest newspaper in the state of Texas, with a daily circulation of nearly 100,000 copies.

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Funded by / Ownership

The San Antonio Express-News is owned by the Hearst Corporation and has offices in Austin, the Rio Grande Valley, and Washington, D.C. Hearst, is an American mass media and business information conglomerate based in New York City, New York. Hearst Corporation owns numerous Left-Center and Least Biased newspapers throughout the USA. The newspaper is funded through a subscription and advertising model.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the San Antonio Express-News utilizes local journalists for news coverage in the greater San Antonio area and republishes Associated Press stories for national and international news. All news stories are well-sourced and use minimally loaded language. Editorially, the San Antonio Express-News slightly favors the left with endorsements of the Democratic Candidate for President in the last two elections and slightly more Democrats on the local level.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate the San Antonio Express-News Left-Center biased due to editorial positions and High for factual reporting. (7/29/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 09/28/2023)


Last Updated on September 28, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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