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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 40/180
Notes: Launched in November 2011, Wings Over Scotland is a Scottish commentary political blog founded by activist and long term supporter of Scottish Independence, Stuart Campbell.
First, we need to look at the political parties that favor and oppose Scotland’s independence: “Scottish independence is supported most prominently by left leaning parties such as the Scottish National Party (SNP), but the Scottish Green Party, the Scottish Socialist Party also favors Scottish Independence. On the other hand, The Conservative Party, Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, UK Independence Party (UKIP), and the British National Party (BNP) oppose Scottish independence.”
According to the Wings Over Scotland about page their main focus is on media and they also offer commentary and analysis. Wings Over Scotland publicly supported a YES vote on a referendum for Scottish Independence.
In review, Wings Over Scotland uses loaded words that typically favor Nationalist left-center political views on headlines and articles such as: “Fakers gonna fake, fake, fake, fake, fake”, “The Great Whiteout” and “Our Friends In Europa.” Wings Over Scotland does not source well. Typically, they source directly to themselves, only occasionally using credible media such as The Independent and BBC, but typically they use these sources as a means to criticizing them for their coverage of Scottish Independence. Due to a lack of sourcing we did a factual search to determine if they have ever failed a fact check. The factual search reveals they have not failed any fact checks. Overall, we rate Wings Over Scotland Left-Center Biased due to political positions and stories that favor the left. Despite using limited sourcing, we rate the High for factual reporting based on having a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 1/26/2018)
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