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 using appeal 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Notes: The State is a daily newspaper published in Columbia, South Carolina. The State Media Company was founded on February 18, 1891, by the Gonzales brothers (N.G., Ambrose and William). The State is owned by the McClatchy Company and the publisher is Sara Johnson Borton. The editor-in-chief is Mark Lett. The State covers sports, politics, public policy news, commentary, including the community as well as current regional, state, and national news pertaining to South Carolina.
In review, The State sometimes publishes stories with moderately loaded emotional headlines that leans left such as “Lindsey Graham deals with health care defeat.” However, The State’s news articles are always well sourced to credible media through quotes. During the 2016 Presidential elections, the editorial board endorsed Hillary Clinton. Overall, we rate The State Left-Center biased and HIGH for factual reporting. (M. Huitsing 9/27/2017)