Last updated on November 2nd, 2020 at 03:41 pm
These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Toledo Right-Center biased based on recent endorsements of Republican candidates and editorials that favor right-leaning causes. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The Blade, also known as the Toledo Blade, is a daily newspaper in Toledo, Ohio, in the United States, first published on December 19, 1835. The current editor is Kurt G. Franck.
Funded by / Ownership
The Toledo Blade is owned by Block Communications, which also owns Pittsburgh Press and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The newspaper and website are funded through an advertising and subscription model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Toledo Blade reports local news through journalists with minimal loaded words and proper sourcing. National and World news come primarily from the Associated Press. Editorially, according to Ballotpedia, the Toledo Blade always endorses Democratic candidates in Presidential elections. However, in 2016 they did not endorse either candidate and in 2020 they endorsed Republican Donald Trump for President. A thorough review of editorial columns indicates that they publish both sides, however right-leaning opinion outweighs the left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Toledo Right-Center biased based on recent endorsements of Republican candidates and editorials that favor right-leaning causes. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (3/1/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 11/02/2020)