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 using appeal 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 Victoria Advocate slightly Left-Center biased based on more editorial positions favoring 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
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1846, The Victoria Advocate is a daily broadsheet newspaper independently published in Victoria, Texas. It is Texas’ second oldest newspaper serving Victoria and the surrounding area.
Funded by / Ownership
The newspaper is owned by M. Roberts Media, which publishes 6 newspapers in the eastern Texas region. The Victoria Advocate is funded through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Victoria Advocate reports local news through journalists with minimal bias, such as this: Few jaywalking tickets issued as Victoria struggles to keep pedestrians safe. National and world news comes almost exclusively from the Associated Press.
Editorially, the Victoria Advocate does not endorse political candidates. Op-Eds, on the other hand, present both sides; however, more tend to slightly favor the left, such as these:
- From the Advocate Editorial Board: Let’s keep weapons out of classrooms
- Vietnamese doctor exemplifies how immigrants make our country stronger
- From the Advocate Editorial Board: Jail is not the place to detox
In general, the Victoria Advocate is factual, uses credible sources, and holds a slightly left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Victoria Advocate slightly Left-Center biased based on more editorial positions favoring the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/20/2019) Updated (9/07/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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