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 Irish Examiner Left-Center Biased based on social democratic editorial positions. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a failed fact check.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: Ireland (12/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Cork Examiner, known today as, The Irish Examiner, is an Irish daily newspaper based in Cork, Ireland, that was launched in 1841 by Mr. John Francis Maguire. The Irish Examiner focuses on covering news, sports, business, classifieds, and lifestyle. The current editor is Tom Fitzpatrick.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, national news is covered through journalists with minimal loaded words such as this “Mary Lou McDonald: I’d call for election if not for pandemic,” and they rarely hyperlink. For example, the story above is sourced heavily through quotes. Politically, The Irish Examiner favors social liberal causes such as this: “The green boom: How sustainability became big business for Irish brands.” However, they are also critical of the Left, where they criticize left parties “The rise and fall — and Rise — of the Left in Ireland.”
International news occasionally uses loaded words, sometimes directed at President Biden, such as in this article titled “Irish Examiner view: Joe Biden fails to match action with his talk of ancestral homeland.” A quote from the article reads, “What is most troubling is the lack of a US ambassador in Dublin and a US special envoy to Northern Ireland to give American advice on the peace process.” In general, The Irish Examiner holds a left-leaning editorial bias and is factual in reporting as they use sources such as the BBC.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate The Irish Examiner Left-Center Biased based on social democratic editorial positions. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a failed fact check. (M. Huitsing 8/1/2021)