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 appeals 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 Stamford Advocate Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1829, the Stamford Advocate is a daily broadsheet newspaper serving Stamford, Connecticut, and the surrounding area. The paper covers news, sports, crime, and lifestyle. The current editor is Tom Mellana.
Funded by / Ownership
The Stamford Advocate is owned by Hearst Communications, which owns more than 300 media outlets across the United States, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, and Cosmopolitan. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Stamford Advocate reports local news through reporters with minimal bias in wording, such as this Man pleads guilty to stealing van, burglarizing Stamford post office. National news is published from various sources, including the Associated Press, Business Insider, and the Washington Post.
Editorially, the Stamford Advocate most often endorses Democratic presidential candidates such as Barack Obama in 2012 and Hillary Clinton in 2016. A review of editorial pieces demonstrates a reasonable balance of opinions with slightly more favoring the left, such as this Opinion: COVID successes had nothing to do with luck. The news is generally reported factually and with a slight left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Stamford Advocate Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 9/4/2020) Updated (06/08/2022)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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