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 appealing 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 Vancouver Sun Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that lean right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1902, the Vancouver Sun is a broadsheet daily newspaper from Vancouver, Canada, serving the British Columbia region.
Funded by / Ownership
The Vancouver Sun is owned by PostMedia, which owns numerous right-leaning media outlets throughout Canada. According to a report in the left-leaning CanadaLand, the PostMedia Network has directed its publications to be more “reliably conservative.” Chatham Asset Management, a New Jersey-based hedge fund, holds a large equity stake in PostMedia. The newspaper generates revenue through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Vancouver Sun reports news through the use of journalists and the Canadian Press. There is the moderate use of loaded language that leans right such as this Trudeau braces for first ministers meeting, shaping up to be the most acrimonious in years, and Trump fires back at Democrats who want to impeach him: ‘They know they can’t win in 2020’. Regarding sourcing, the Vancouver Sun uses credible sources such as the Canadian Press and Health Match BC. Generally, story selection is relatively balanced, with a slight lean to the right.
Editorially, CEO Paul Godfrey ordered all 16 major Postmedia papers, including the Vancouver Sun, to endorse Stephen Harper of the Conservative Party in the 2015 federal elections.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Vancouver Sun Right-Center biased based on editorial positions that lean right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (7/28/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 11/08/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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