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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1846, The Victoria Advocate is a daily broadsheet newspaper independently published in Victoria, Texas. It is Texas’ second oldest newspaper. The current publisher is Chris Cobler.
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-Ed’s 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 to date
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 (9/17/2020)