Last updated on June 1st, 2021 at 07:54 am
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 Toronto Star Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: Canada (14/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1892, The Toronto Star is a Canadian broadsheet daily newspaper. The Star has consistently been considered left-center and is more socially liberal than The Globe and Mail. The current editor is Irene Gentle.
Funded by / Ownership
The Toronto Star is owned by Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. (a subsidiary of Torstar). The newspaper is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Toronto Star reports local news through journalists and national/international news via such sources as the Associated Press and the Washington Post. There is minimal use of loaded language in reporting local news: Province submits fresh evidence in ongoing court fight over Toronto council cut. On the other hand, editorials utilize moderately loaded headlines that favor the left, such as this: It’s time for Doug Ford to stop campaigning and start governing. Further, the Toronto Star has always endorsed progressive democratic candidates for most of its history, most recently endorsing Justin Trudeau. In general, story selection tends to favor the left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Toronto Star Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (11/12/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 06/01/2021)