These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Star-Telegram Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and for not having failed a fact check since 2013.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1906, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is a U.S. daily newspaper serving Fort Worth and the western half of the North Texas area known as the Metroplex. The Star-Telegram has won two Pulitzer Prizes in its history.
Funded by / Ownership
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is operated by The McClatchy Company and is owned by Chatham Assets Management which owns numerous papers across the United States, including the Fresno Bee. Revenue is derived from advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Star-Telegram covers local news through reporters with minimal bias, such as this 13 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Tarrant County, bringing total to 42. National and international news is provided by the Washington Post and Associated Press.
Editorially, the Star-Telegram has mostly endorsed Republican candidates; however, in 2008, they endorsed Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama. A review of Op-Eds reveals a slight rightward lean. In general, the Star-Telegram reports news factually with a right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the Star-Telegram Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and for not having failed a fact check since 2013. (7/18/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 07/17/2023)
Last Updated on July 17, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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