Last updated on November 1st, 2020 at 10:22 am
These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate The Modesto Bee Least Biased, based on balanced reporting of news and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1884, The Modesto Bee is a daily broadsheet newspaper from Modesto, California. The current publisher is Tim Ritchey.
Funded by / Ownership
The Modesto Bee is owned by McClatchy Company, which owns 29 newspapers across the USA. The newspaper is funded through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, local news is covered by journalists with proper sourcing and minimal loaded words such as this: Police end Stephon Clark protest in East Sacramento with arrest of 84 people. National and world news is covered through McClatchy journalists. Editorially, the Modbee tends to lean very slightly left and endorse slightly more Democratic candidates, but overall there is close balance.
A factual search reveals the Modesto Bee has not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Modesto Bee Least Biased, based on balanced reporting of news and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/5/2019)