The Ohio Star

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Ohio Star - Right BiasRIGHT BIAS

These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.

Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180


Founded in 2017, The Ohio Star is web only news source serving Ohio. This source does not have an about page and their domain registration is redacted for privacy. According to their contact page the CEO & Editor-in-Chief Michael Patrick Leahy.

Funded by / Ownership

The website does not disclose who the owner is, but they do list the CEO as Michael Patrick Leahy. The Ohio Star is funded through online advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, The Ohio Star reports news and publishes commentary with a right wing bias in story selection. There is moderate use of loaded language in headlines such as this: Commentary: Paul Ryan’s Legacy is the Destruction Of American Sovereignty. In this piece there isn’t any sourcing outside of a quote. In another story we also see a quote serving as a source, but nothing hyperlinked to actual data. The Ohio Star also republishes news from the factually Mixed, right biased Daily Caller, which allows republishing via Creative Commons. In general, all stories favor the  the right. Many of the original pieces on this website are well written, but unfortunately lack proper sourcing.

A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate The Ohio Star Right Biased based on story selection that favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing and a lack of an about page or mission statement. (D. Van Zandt 12/8/2018)


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