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 appealing 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 Hawaii Tribune-Herald slightly Left-Center biased based on a mildly left-leaning story selection that favors a liberal perspective. 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
The Garden Island is a daily newspaper published in Kauai, Hawaii. The website thegardenisland.com covers news, sports, crime, and business for the greater Kauai area.
Funded by / Ownership
Black Press Media owns The Garden Island and is operated by Oahu Publications Inc. Black Press, based in British Columbia, Canada, publishes over 170 titles across Canada and the western United States. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Garden Island covers news for Kauai and the surrounding area with minimal bias in wording such as this High Surf Warning issued for all south-facing shores. National and international is published through the Associated Press.
Editorially, The Garden Island does not regularly produce op-eds. However, political news coverage tends to lean left, such as this Mental health is important, especially in time of pandemic. Generally, news reporting is factual with a left-leaning bias in story selection.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Garden Island slightly Left-Center biased based on a mildly left-leaning story selection that favors a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 07/16/2022)
Last Updated on July 16, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check