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.
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- 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1876, The York Dispatch is a morning broadsheet newspaper serving York County, Pennsylvania. The current editor is Patrick DeLany.
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 through the use of 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.
A factual search reveals that they have not failed a fact check.
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)