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Portland Mercury Media Bias and Portland Mercury Factual Reporting Analysis

Portland Mercury is a popular newspaper in United States (US), published from and headquartered in United States (US). In this article, Mediabuzz is going to analyze Portland Mercury’s media bias and Portland Mercury’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 Portland Mercury along with its factual accuracy.

Media Bias Analysis Summary

After thorough research, we will conclude whether the Portland Mercuryis Left Leaning, Right Leaning or Centred in its approach. For Portland Mercury, we will go through several researches, studies, blind surveys, headline analysis, etc. to comment on Portland Mercury’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.

right center
extreme right
left center
extreme left

Factual Reporting Summary

For commenting on the factual accuracy of the Portland Mercury, we will flip through previous news articles of the publication and observe if Portland Mercury has published any factually incorrect information. Based on this, we will conclude that we have commented on the factual accuracy of Portland Mercury. Based on the above analysis, we will assign one of the media reliability meter out of all the three possible meters shown here.

slightly reliable
highly reliable

A.   Portland Mercury Media Bias Analysis

Under this section, we will briefly explain the factors that contribute towards our media bias conclusion for Portland Mercury. We will observe, analyse and comment on the Portland Mercury language used, presidential endorsement, controversies, allegations, political views of Portland Mercury’s editors, etc. to support our inference.

1. Portland Mercury Emotional Influence & Adjectives in Headlines

We will rummage through previous headlines of Portland Mercury to look out for usage of influential language, adjectives, emotionally charged words, etc. that suggests any bias of Portland Mercury towards any side of the spectrum.

2. Portland Mercury 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 Portland Mercury has endorsed in previous presidential elections to support Portland Mercury’s political bias.

3. Political leader’s Criticism of Portland Mercury

A political leader’s frequent criticism of Portland Mercury will also suggest about political inclination of the newspaper. In this section, we will observe if any political leader has criticised Portland Mercury in the past to support our arguments.

4. Allegations on Portland Mercury

Under this section, we will look out for any previous allegations against Portland Mercury by any political leader, party, organization or readers to support if Portland Mercury 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 Portland Mercury media bias. To substantiate our claims about Portland Mercury’s media bias inclination, we will cite these highly reliable sources and research from reputed organizations.

6. Audience of Portland Mercury

The audience of Portland Mercury also strongly suggests its media bias. Therefore, to further substantiate our claims, we will write about Portland Mercury’s audience whether they are democrats or republicans in their political affinities.

7. Portland Mercury’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 Portland Mercury social media accounts to look for clues that suggests Portland Mercury media bias.

8. Popular editors of Portland Mercury

Any popular person or editor associated with the Portland Mercury will also speak a lot about Portland Mercury’s media bias. We will analyze popular persons or editors of Portland Mercury that are directly or indirectly linked to any political party or ideology.

9. Portland Mercury CEO’s political views

In this section, we will look if Portland Mercury 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 Portland Mercury’s media bias.

B. Portland Mercury Factual Reporting Analysis

After Portland Mercury media bias, we will write about Portland Mercury’s factual reporting, to check whether Portland Mercury is reliable or not. There are several parameters on which we will be analyzing Portland Mercury’s factual accuracies and will comment if Portland Mercury has ever published any false or misleading reports.

1. Portland Mercury’s misleading or false news articles

We will look for Portland Mercury’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 Portland Mercury in its Op-Ed or news section.

2. Popular Fact-Checking Organizations’ Analysis of Portland Mercury

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 Portland Mercury to suggest if Portland Mercury has published false stories in the past or not.

3. Sources of Portland Mercury

Sources quotes by newspapers are also indicative of their reliability. We will check the sources quoted by Portland Mercury in their news stories to find out if Portland Mercury is factually reliable or not.

C. Portland Mercury 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 Portland Mercury.

D. History of Portland Mercury

Portland Mercury is based out of United States (US) and primarily published from United States (US) . In this section, we will comment about the history of Portland Mercury including Portland Mercury founder, Portland Mercury publisher, Portland Mercury circulation and Portland Mercury headquarters.

E. Portland Mercury Funding & Ownership

Under this section, mediabuzz will write about Portland Mercury’s investors, stakeholders and owners to analyze how Portland Mercury’s media bias and factual reliability is affected.

F. Readers of Portland Mercury

Under this section, we will provide you approximate numbers of readers Portland Mercury enjoy. It will also have an age-wise, demographic-wise, gender-wise and political opinion-wise distribution of Portland Mercury audience.


G. Portland Mercury Media Bias and Credibility – Conclusion

After a thorough analysis of Portland Mercury on the above mentioned parameters, we will sum up if Portland Mercury is a left, center or right biased newspaper. Based on the analysis, we will offer a judgement on whether Portland Mercury is a reliable or unreliable publication when factual reporting is concerned.

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