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 Irish Times Left-Center Biased based on social democratic editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a reasonable fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Irish Times is an Irish daily broadsheet newspaper based in Dublin, Ireland, launched on 29 March 1859. The current editor is Paul O’Neill.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Irish Times Trust owns the Irish Times. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Irish Times is considered a liberal (regulated market) newspaper that reports news about Ireland and the world. Local news is covered through journalists with minimal loaded words such as this Council approves demolition of one of Dublin’s biggest churches. This story is appropriately sourced. Irish Times political news favors social liberal causes such as this: Saoirse McHugh selling her Green vision to rural Ireland.
International news occasionally uses loaded words, sometimes directed at former President Donald Trump and other times at the USA Democratic party such as this Fragmented Democrat moderates inch towards death. In general, The Irish Times holds a left-leaning editorial bias and is factual in reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the Irish Times Left-Center Biased based on social democratic editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a resonable fact-check record. (8/12/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 05/15/2023)
Last Updated on May 15, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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