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 Diego Reader Left-Center Biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1972, The San Diego Reader is the largest alternative press paper in the county of San Diego, California, distributed free in stands and private businesses throughout the county. The San Diego Reader covers news within San Diego county with a strong emphasis on culture and entertainment in the area.
Funded by / Ownership
The San Diego Reader is owned by Jim Holman and is funded through both print and website advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the San Diego Reader covers local news with moderately loaded words such as this: Duncan Hunter’s smoke-filled spending. Story selection moderately favors the left with stories highlighting Republican corruption. However, all information is properly sourced to credible media outlets or quotations. In general, wording and story selection leans left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the San Diego Reader Left-Center Biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/1/2018) Updated (09/28/2023)
Last Updated on September 28, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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