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 Times Colonist Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. 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
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1884, The Times Colonist is an English-language daily newspaper in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Timescolonist.com is the online domain covering news, sports, business, and lifestyle.
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Funded by / Ownership
Glacier Media Group owns the Times Colonist. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscriptions.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Times Colonist publishes sports, weather, and national, world, and local news for the greater Victoria, BC region. Local news is reported factually and with minimal bias, such as this Sandstone development plan a ‘game changer for south Nanaimo.’ The national news is typically republished from the Canadian Press, while world news is from the Associated Press.
Editorially, The Times Colonist’s Op-eds tend to favor the left with stories such as this Healing the planet through global collaboration. This paper generally offers a moderately liberal perspective and reports news factually.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Times Colonist Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (8/30/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 12/31/2022)
Last Updated on May 18, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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