The Sumter Item

Sumter Item - Right Center Bias - Conservative - Republican - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


RIGHT-CENTER BIAS

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  • Overall, we rate The Sumter Item, Right-Center biased based on minimally biased straight news reporting and strongly right-leaning editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1894, The Sumter Item is an independent morning newspaper published in Sumter, South Carolina, by Osteen Publishing Company.

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Funded by / Ownership

The newspaper is owned by Osteen Publishing Company, headed by Graham and Kyle Osteen. In 2011, the Osteen’s purchased four weekly publications and corresponding websites in the Jacksonville, Florida area: Clay Today, Clay County Leader, the Ponte Vedra Recorder, and The Car Connection, a weekly magazine serving Jacksonville-area auto dealers. The Sumter Item is funded through advertising and fee-based subscriptions.

Analysis / Bias

In review, The Sumter Item reports local news via journalists with minimal bias, such as this: Sumter school board holding called meeting Tuesday night. National and International news comes directly from the Associated Press.

Editorially, there is a significant lean right, with most op-eds favoring the right such as this: Racism liberals don’t recognize is really their own. Here is another example of a right-leaning editorial: Impeachment is just a liberal fantasy. In general, straight news reporting has a minimal bias; however, editorially, this is a strongly right-biased newspaper.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate The Sumter Item, Right-Center biased based on minimally biased straight news reporting and strongly right-leaning editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/12/2019) Updated (01/08/2023)

Source: https://www.theitem.com/

Last Updated on January 8, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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