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 the York Dispatch Left-Center biased based on a moderate left-leaning editorial bias and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1876, The York Dispatch is a morning broadsheet newspaper serving York County, Pennsylvania.
Funded by / Ownership
The York Dispatch is owned by Gannett, which publishes and sells newspapers in the United States. Gannett is best known for their flagship paper USA Today. The paper is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the York Dispatch publishes local news using journalists with minimally loaded language and bias: Father and son tree-trimmers accused in York County burglaries. National/International news is derived from the Associated Press. All information is properly sourced.
Editorially, the York Dispatch tends to endorse Democratic candidates. In the 2016 election, they endorsed Hillary Clinton with this quote “On the one hand is an intelligent woman who is eminently qualified to lead our country — and on the other is an ignorant buffoon most decent Americans would be ashamed to have in their own homes, much less send to the White House.” Further, a review of the opinion page reflects more left-leaning views than right. In general, the York Dispatch is least biased with news reporting but moderately left biased editorially.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the York Dispatch Left-Center biased based on a moderate left-leaning editorial bias and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 12/22/2018) Updated (10/23/2023)
Last Updated on October 23, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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