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 Francisco Examiner as Left-Center biased due to left-leaning editorial positions and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing of information.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United States
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The San Francisco Examiner is a longtime daily newspaper distributed in and around San Francisco, California. The paper has been published continuously since 1863. The newspaper has switched ownership several times with the most recent in 2011. Clarity Media Group bought the paper in 2004 and quickly changed the paper to reflect a strong right-wing editorial bias. Clarity Media Group also owns the conservative Washington Examiner.
Funded by / Ownership
The San Francisco Examiner is owned by Clint Reilly Communications. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The San Francisco Examiner uses minimal loaded words in their headlines, such as Challengers emerge to battle for newly open Sunset District supervisorial seat. Local news covering the Bay Area is done through journalists, while national news is from the Tribune News Service, which we have rated least biased. All information is properly sourced to credible media outlets.
Editorially, there is a clear left-leaning bias as the paper frequently endorses progressive candidates.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the San Francisco Examiner as Left-Center biased due to left-leaning editorial positions and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 6/19/2018) Updated (09/28/2023)
Last Updated on September 28, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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