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 appealing 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 Patriot-News (Pennlive.com) Left-Center Biased based on endorsements and editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Patriot-News is the largest daily newspaper serving the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, metropolitan area. The Patriot-News has consistently won top state journalism awards in competition with Pennsylvania’s largest newspapers. In 2012, P-N reporter Sara Ganim and staff were awarded a Pulitzer Prize for breaking the story of the Penn State sex abuse scandal.
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Funded by / Ownership
The PA Media Group owns the Patriot-News, and Advance Publications owns the PA Media Group. Advance Publications holds Conde Naste properties such as the left-leaning Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Vogue. Advertising and subscriptions generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Patriot-News covers news for Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding regions. Local news is covered by reporters with minimal bias, such as this Hegins Township fire claims two lives. National and international news is primarily covered by the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Patriot-News typically endorses Democratic candidates such as Joe Biden in 2020: The Editorial Board endorses Joe Biden: Here are seven reasons why. A review of numerous op-eds indicates a left-leaning preference.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Patriot-News (Pennlive.com) Left-Center Biased based on endorsements and editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/9/2017) Updated (01/18/2023)
Last Updated on January 18, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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