These media sources are moderate to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information reporting that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
- Overall, Sonoran News demonstrates right-leaning bias in reporting by publishing articles that almost always favor the right. We also rate them Mostly factual rather than High due to poor sourcing techniques and lack of transparency with ownership.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Sonoran News is an Arizona newspaper that was founded in 1995 as a community watchdog. They state their mission as: “It is dedicated to exposing corrupt and unethical local, county, state and national business and political practices.” The Editor and publisher of Sonoran News is Don Sorchych.
Funded by / Ownership
The website is unclear who owns the paper; however, Don Sorchych is listed as the publisher. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Sonoran News is conservative editorially as their tagline is: “The Conservative Voice of Arizona.”
Under the Opinion section, there are “My View, Letters, and Guest editorials subsections.” This example is from a guest editor, in which the headline and the article utilizes loaded words but does not provide any sourcing to support the information presented. Under the My View section, another article doesn’t give a source and then republishes from Fox News with no other references provided.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, Sonoran News demonstrates right-leaning bias in reporting through publishing articles that almost always favor the right. We also rate them Mostly factual rather than High due to poor sourcing techniques and lack of transparency with ownership. (M. Huitsing 9/13/2017) Updated (10/08/2022)
Last Updated on October 8, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check