Last updated on August 29th, 2020 at 09:10 pm
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 using appeal 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 Brownsville Herald Left-Center biased based editorial positions that moderately lean left and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1892, The Brownsville Herald is a broadsheet newspaper based in Brownsville, Texas, circulating in the Cameron County area. According to their about page “The Herald, and its sister daily in Spanish, El Nuevo Heraldo, were each named in 2013 as the newspapers of the year by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors association.” The current editor is Ryan Henry.
Funded by / Ownership
The newspaper is owned by AIM Media Texas, which owns 7 papers throughout Texas. The parent company AIM Media owns 30 papers across the USA. The Brownsville Herald generates revenue through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Brownsville Herald covers local news through journalists with minimal loaded words in headlines and stories such as this: Number of migrants released in Brownsville continues to rise. National and world news is republished from the Associated Press.
Editorially, opinions tend to lean left, with many being opposed to President Trump and his border wall (Brownsville borders Mexico). Here is a quote from a recent editorial piece that utilizes strong emotional wording: “For too long President Trump has spun fantasies of crime in border cities like McAllen to sell his border wall. His latest ploy? Declaring a “national emergency,” to force Rio Grande Valley residents to surrender property and public lands and restrict humans’ and animals’ freedom of movement to fulfill a campaign slogan.” In general, straight news reporting demonstrates minimal bias, however editorially, there is a moderate left leaning bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Brownsville Herald Left-Center biased based editorial positions that moderately lean left and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 4/4/2019)