Santa Barbara News-Press

Last updated on August 22nd, 2021 at 06:31 pm

Santa Barbara News-Press - Right Bias - Conservative - Not credible or ReliableFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


RIGHT BIAS

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  • Overall, we rate the Santa Barbara News-Press Right Biased based strongly right-leaning editorial positions. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the promotion of conspiracy theories related to the Presidential election of 2020.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY

History

The Santa Barbara News-Press is a daily newspaper in Southern California, publishing since 1868. Dave Mason serves as managing editor.

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Funded by / Ownership

Ampersand Publishing owns the Santa Barbara-News Press. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

According to an NYT article, Wendy McCaw is the owner of the paper since the year 2000. In 2006, McCaw was accused of interfering with the newsroom editorial judgment at the News-Press.  According to an L.A. Times article, “Five editors and a columnist resigned over the controversy,” and according to Politico, the News-Press endorsed Donald Trump: “These Are the Only 6 Newspapers in the Country to Endorse Donald Trump”. The paper includes news stories, local news, national and world news, sports, editorials, and classified coverage.

Articles and headlines of local news coverage contain minimal emotional language, such as this Litigation anticipated against Ty Warner and Four Seasons. The national news is provided by reporters and contains minimal bias, such as this FDA expected to approve Pfizer vaccine Monday.

Editorially, the Santa Barbara News-Press endorsed Donald Trump for President in 2020 Why we are again endorsing Donald Trump for president. A review of op-eds demonstrates that almost all of them favor a conservative perspective such as this Conservative solutions for major problems and Olympics remind us why nationalism is necessary. Finally, during the 2020 election, they promoted the election fraud narrative, which has been debunked: Trump supporters right to doubt election.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None to date

Overall, we rate the Santa Barbara News-Press Right Biased based strongly right-leaning editorial positions. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the promotion of conspiracy theories related to the Presidential election of 2020. (M. Huitsing 8/17/2017) Updated (8/22/2021)

Source: https://newspress.com/

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