These media sources are moderately 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 reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Notes: Sonoran News is an Arizona newspaper that was founded in 1995 as a community watchdog. Sonoran News states 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. 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, there is another article that doesn’t provide a source and then simply republishes from Fox News with no other sources provided.
Overall, Sonoran News demonstrates right-wing bias in reporting through publishing articles that almost always favor the right. Due to poor sourcing, we rate Sonoran News as mixed for factual reporting. (M. Huitsing 9/13/2017)