The Commercial Appeal

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Lean Left
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The bias meter value for The Commercial Appeal is -2. -6 is the furthest "Left" value and 6 is the furthest "Right" value.
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The Commercial Appeal
Bias Rating Lean Left
Type News Media
Region Tennessee
Owner Gannett Company
Established 1841
Website commercialappeal.com
Twitter @memphisnews
Facebook commercialappeal
Wikipedia The Commercial Appeal
What a Lean Left Bias Rating Means

The source displays media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas.

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About The Commercial Appeal

The Commercial Appeal is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Left.

What a "Lean Left" Rating Means

Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Lean Left display media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Lean Left bias is a moderately liberal rating on the political spectrum.

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Details

The Commercial Appeal (also known as the Memphis Commercial Appeal) is a daily newspaper of Memphis, Tennessee, and its surrounding metropolitan area. It is owned by Journal Media Group; its former owner, The E.W. Scripps Company, also owned the former afternoon paper, the Memphis Press-Scimitar, which it folded in 1983. The Commercial Appeal is a seven-day morning paper. It generally takes a liberal point of view regarding editorial positions. It is distributed primarily in Greater Memphis, including Shelby, Fayette, and Tipton counties in Tennessee and DeSoto, Tate, and Tunica counties in Mississippi. These are the contiguous counties to the city of Memphis. In 1994, The Commercial Appeal won a Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning by Michael Ramirez.

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As of February 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for The Commercial Appeal. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.

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Owner: Gannett Company

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