Asia Times is a popular newspaper in Thailand, published from and headquartered in Thailand. In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Asia Times’s media bias and Asia Times’s factual reporting on the basis of its coverage, language used, presidential endorsements, media reports, research and blind surveys. We have also commented on the left or right biasedness of the Asia Times along with its factual accuracy.
Media Bias Analysis Summary
After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Asia Timesis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Asia Times, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Asia Times’s media bias. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media bias meter out of all the seven possible meters shown here.
Factual Reporting Summary
For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Asia Times, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Asia Times has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Asia Times. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.
A. Asia Times Media Bias Analysis
Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for Asia Times. We will observe, analyse and comment on the Asia Times language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of Asia Times’s editors, etc. to support our inference.
1. Asia Times Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines
We will rummage through previous headlines of Asia Times to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of Asia Times towards any side of the spectrum.
2. Asia Times Endorsement of President
Endorsement of presidential candidates in elections comments strongly about a newspaper’s affiliation towards left or right. We will look out for candidates that Asia Times has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Asia Times’s political bias.
3. Political leader’s Criticism of Asia Times
A political leader’s frequent criticism of Asia Times will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised Asia Times in the past to support our arguments.
4. Allegations on Asia Times
Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against Asia Times by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if Asia Times is biased towards left, right or center.
5. Media Bias Articles from Research Papers, Institutions, etc.
Several reputed fact checking and media bias analytics organizations conduct thorough surveys and research to write about Asia Times media bias. To substantiate our claims about Asia Times’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.
6. Audience of Asia Times
The audience of Asia Times also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about Asia Times’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.
7. Asia Times’s controversial statements and tweets
Several newspapers make controversial statements or tweets on social media that reflect their affinity towards any ideology. We will flip through Asia Times social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Asia Times media bias.
8. Popular editors of Asia Times
Any popular person or editor associated with the Asia Times will also speak a lot about Asia Times’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of Asia Times that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.
9. Asia Times CEO’s political views
In this section, we will look if Asia Times CEO supports or sponsors any political party directly or indirectly. We will look for his tweets, statements, opinion pieces, and controversies that will take us towards Asia Times’s media bias.
B. Asia Times Factual Reporting Analysis
After Asia Times media bias, we will write about Asia Times’s factual reporting, to check whether Asia Times is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing Asia Times’s factual accuracies and will comment if Asia Times has ever published any false or misleading reports.
1. Asia Times’s misleading or false news articles
We will look for Asia Times’s previous history if it has ever intentionally or unintentionally published any fake news, false or misleading reports to influence audience. We will also write about false claims made by Asia Times in its Op-Ed or news section.
2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Asia Times
Several fact-checking organizations including Politico, FactCheck, Snopes, Poynter, etc. conduct frequent fact-check on news articles published by newspapers. We will list down fact-checks that mentioned Asia Times to suggest if Asia Times has published false stories in the past or not.
3. Sources of Asia Times
Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by Asia Times in their news stories to find out if Asia Times is factually reliable or not.
C. Asia Times Reliability Ratings by Fact-Checking Organizations
Several organizations across the globe independently conduct thorough research and studies on the pattern of news coverage by mainstream media. These websites study the articles published by the news media with the help of professionals and rate them on the basis of bias and reliability. Under this section, we will find out what other fact-checking organizations and media monitors have to say about Asia Times.
D. History of Asia Times
Asia Times is based out of Thailand and primarily published from Thailand . In this section, we will comment about the history of Asia Times including Asia Times founder, Asia Times publisher, Asia Times circulation and Asia Times headquarters.
E. Asia Times Funding & Ownership
Under this section, mediabuzz will write about Asia Times’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how Asia Times’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.
F. Readers of Asia Times
Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers Asia Times enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of Asia Times audience.
G. Asia Times Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion
After a thorough analysis of Asia Times on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if Asia Times is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether Asia Times is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.