The National is a newspaper based in Glasgow, Scotland. The paper mainly focuses on topics such as news and politics, lifestyle and culture, and local events and news related to Scotland.
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Analysis / Bias
The National covers local news for Scotland through reporters with minimal bias, such as this Multinational fertiliser company extracting peat in planning breach, documents allege. Regarding sourcing, they rely on first-person accounts and large quotes, which is appropriate for a print publication.
Editorially, story selection and op-eds offer some balance; however, The National openly endorses the Center-Left Scottish National Party, which advocates for Scottish Independence from the United Kingdom. For example, Boost for Scottish independence as new poll puts Yes up four points. Generally, the news is fact-based and holds a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The National Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing (10/23/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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