The Virginian-Pilot

Last updated on June 4th, 2021 at 08:32 pm

Virginian-Pilot - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Democrat - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

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 Virginian-Pilot Left-Center Biased based on op-eds and endorsements that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1865, The Virginian-Pilot is a daily newspaper based in Norfolk, Virginia. Commonly known as The Pilot, it is Virginia’s largest daily. It serves the five cities of South Hampton Roads and several smaller towns across southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Virginian-Pilot is owned by Tribune Publishing, which owns numerous newspapers across the United States. Subscription fees and advertising generate revenue for the paper.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Virginian-Pilot covers local news through journalists with minimal bias in wording such as this The Block’ in Virginia Beach has new police surveillance cameras. Local news is sourced through quotes, interviews, and accounts, while National and world news comes directly from the Associated Press.

Editorially, the Virginian-Pilot tends to endorse Democratic candidates, though not 100%. A review of op-eds reveals more favor the left, such as this Opinion: Politics shouldn’t dictate when to stand with LGBTQ Virginians. The Virginian-Pilot reports news factually and with a left-leaning bias through editorial positions.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None to date

Overall, we rate the Virginian-Pilot Left-Center Biased based on op-eds and endorsements that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/6/2017) Updated (6/4/2021)

Source: https://www.pilotonline.com/

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NFN-Low Biased Factual News

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