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 appeals 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 Villages-News Right-Center Biased based on editorial perspectives that moderately favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2013, Villages-News provides online news coverage of government, crime, classifieds, and local events for The Villages, Florida, and surrounding communities. The Villages is one of the largest retirement communities in the United States. According to their about page, it is the only source that provides “Real News, Right Now” for the community.
Funded by / Ownership
According to their FAQ page, Villages-News.com is 100% independently locally owned and operated. However, they lack transparency as they do not disclose the owner. Advertising and subscription fees for a newsletter generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Villages-News.com provides news coverage of government, crime, classifieds, and local events for The Villages, Florida, and its surrounding communities in Lake Sumter, and Marion counties. Headlines reflect the story and are low biased such as this Villager free on bond in pending DUI case jailed after caught driving again. Stories are properly sourced via hyperlinks to credible media outlets. The website rarely covers national news, focusing on local and Florida news.
Editorially, Villages-News publishes opinion pieces from columnists and guests such as Republican Congressman Daniel Webster Biden Administration incentivizes Americans to stay out of the workforce. In comparison, they publish left-leaning viewpoints such as this Crucial opportunity for climate action; however, much more favor a conservative perspective. The website also frequently publishes letters to the editor, revealing a vocal conservative readership with strong support for former President Donald Trump More evidence of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Finally, a review of Covid-19 coverage reveals fact-based reporting. In general, they report news factually and with right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Villages-News Right-Center Biased based on editorial perspectives that moderately favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 9/15/2021)