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- Overall, we rate The National Herald (TNH) Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that frequently favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques and a lack of transparency.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1997 as the English edition of Ethnikos Kyrix, (founded 1915) the National Herald (TNH) is a weekly newspaper based in New York serving Greek-Americans whose primary language is English. Their primary focus is on Hellenic Diaspora, as well as Greece and Cyprus. In 2004, TNH launched its own website. According to their about page, The National Herald covers “news, opinions, and feature stories of paramount interest to Greek-Americans.”
The website lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership and article authors do not have detailed bios. The National Herald Publisher-Editor is Iraklis A. Diamataris and Eraklis Diamataris.
Funded by / Ownership
The National Herald (TNH) does not disclose ownership. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The National Herald (TNH) publishes interviews with Greek politicians such as here. Headlines are moderately emotional in a tone such as this “Second Open Letter to President Donald Trump”. The article is urging Donald Trump to phone Erdogan to reverse his decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque. There is also a first letter “Open Letter from A. Diamataris to President Trump” with a quote that reads “You will earn the gratitude of countless Christians in the United States and internationally. And you will have done both what is right and what is just and also, for God’s sake, tell him not to dare disturb the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Hellenes of the City.”
Typically stories are poorly sourced and politically, lean right. For example, when covering Greece they use strong emotionally loaded headlines covering Syriza (Left-wing political party in Greece) “Letter from Athens: Something’s Rotten in The State of SYRIZA.” A quote from the article reads “That too, was a lie, of course, the party’s core morally corrupt, and the sewage is rising to the top now, a year after the Leftists and then-Premier Alexis ‘Clueless’ Tsipras were bounced in the July 7, 2019 snap elections by New Democracy and now Prime Minister Kyriakos ‘Deep Blue’ Mitsotakis.” They refer former prime minister Alexis Tsipras as “Premier Alexis ‘Clueless’ Tsipras.” While Center-Right New Democracy party leader and current Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is referred to as “Kyriakos ‘Deep Blue’ Mitsotakis” which is favorable towards him. In another article, they state “The new Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has honored me by inviting me to serve Hellenes Abroad in a new capacity: as the Deputy Foreign Minister Responsible for Hellenes Abroad.”
The National Herald (TNH) covers the Trump Administration in a positive tone such as this “Three Greek-Americans Honored by President Trump, Talk to TNH” and establishment Democrats negatively “Hillary, Go Home”. Further, some stories pertaining to US politics are covered through credible sources such as the Associated Press and Reuters. In general news, reporting appears factual, but with poor sourcing techniques that do not utilize hyperlinks as well as a strong right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate The National Herald (TNH) Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that frequently favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques and a lack of transparency. (M. Huitsing 7/15/2020)
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