Last updated on October 27th, 2021 at 08:26 pm
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- Overall, we rate The Post and Courier Least Biased based on reasonably balanced editorials that only slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Post and Courier is a daily newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina. It was initially founded as the Charleston Courier in 1803. It became the Post and Courier in 1991. As of now, Mitch Pugh is the Executive Editor of the paper.
Funded by / Ownership
The Post and courier owner is Evening Post Industries, a privately held media company based in Charleston, S.C. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
According to ballotpedia.org, the editorial board of The Post and Courier endorsed Republican presidential candidates, including former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney in 2012, U.S. Sen. John McCain in 2008, and President George W. Bush in the 2000 and 2004 general elections. In 2020, they did not endorse a candidate but continued to favor right-leaning candidates.
In review, The Post and Courier report news with minimal bias and balanced story coverage; however, there is a slight right-center editorial bias due to positions that favor the right. The Post and Courier are well-sourced as they use credible media outlets. They also won the Pulitzer Prize in 2015. Since this is a subscription-based Newspaper, we could only view a few articles and mainly relied on third-party research. Therefore, this is a medium confidence review. In general, they are a fact-based paper that leans right, but not enough to declare them as right-center because there is enough balance.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Post and Courier Least Biased based on reasonably balanced editorials that only slightly favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 10/6/2017) Updated (10/27/2021)