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 West Hawaii Today as slightly Left-Center biased based on a mildly left-leaning story selection that favors a liberal perspective. 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
The West Hawaii Today is a daily newspaper published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The website westhawaiitoday.com covers news, sports, crime, and business for the greater Kailua-Kona area.
Funded by / Ownership
Black Press Media owns The West Hawaii Today and is operated by Oahu Publications Inc. Black Press, based in British Columbia, Canada, publishes over 170 titles across Canada and the western United States. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The West Hawaii Today covers news for Kailua-Kona and the surrounding area with minimal bias in wording such as this Kona man arrested for arson. National and international is published through the Associated Press.
Editorially, The West Hawaii Today does not regularly produce op-eds. However, political news coverage tends to lean left, such as this Editorial pity party for poor wealthy developer. Generally, news reporting is factual with a left-leaning bias in story selection.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The West Hawaii Today as slightly Left-Center biased based on a mildly left-leaning story selection that favors a liberal perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 07/24/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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