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 Seattle Post-Intelligencer Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1863, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is an online newspaper and former print newspaper covering Seattle, Washington, United States, and the surrounding metropolitan area.
Funded by / Ownership
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is owned by Hearst Communications, which owns newspapers, magazines, television channels, and television stations, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, and Esquire. According to Open Secrets Hearst has donated 70% to Republican candidates and causes in 2020. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports local news through journalists with minimal bias such as this: Study: Seattle has third lowest uninsured rate among large cities. National news is derived from other Hearst papers as well as the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer tends to favor Democratic candidates as evidenced by their endorsement of Democratic Presidential Candidates. Further, a review of op-eds shows that the majority lean left such as this: Trump’s Anti-Military Comments. In general, straight news is presented with low bias and proper sourcing, while editorial content favors the left.
Overall, we rate the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/5/2016) Updated (10/7/2020)