These media sources are moderate to strongly biased toward liberal 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 liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate The Source Newspaper (La Source) Left biased due to story selection that almost always favors the left and is Mostly Factual in reporting rather than high due to a lack of transparency.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1999, The Source Newspaper, also known in French as La Source, is an intercultural Vancouver-based French-English newspaper. According to their about page on social media, they describe their mission as “It encourages new ideas and ways of thinking through reporting on arts and diversity.” Its founding publisher is Mamadou Gangué.
Funded by / Ownership
La Source lacks transparency as they do not clearly disclose ownership. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Source Newspaper, when it comes to Canadian news, is left-biased. For example, they often utilize emotionally loaded language in their headlines and articles such as “Whose side are they on? Big money, big media and the coming B.C. election” and are always well sourced to credible media such as the Globe and Mail and through the use of direct quotes. When reporting US news, they generally are anti-Trump and anti-conservative. For example: “Only bold, progressive politics can stop the spread of the Trump virus.”
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Source Newspaper (La Source) Left biased due to story selection that almost always favors the left and is Mostly Factual in reporting rather than high due to a lack of transparency. (M. Huitsing 1/4/2018) Updated (01/09/2023)
Last Updated on January 9, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check