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About Pennsylvania Capital-Star
Pennsylvania Capital-Star is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Right.
What a "Lean Right" Rating Means
Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Lean Right display media bias in ways that moderately align with conservative, traditional, libertarian, or right-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Lean Right bias is a moderately conservative rating on the political spectrum.Learn more about Lean Right ratings
According to its About page, "The Pennsylvania Capital-Star is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news site dedicated to honest and aggressive coverage of state government, politics and policy. The Capital-Star is part of States Newsroom, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by grants and a coalition of donors and readers."
States Newsroom runs several state-based news organizations across the U.S. An independent review of Capital-Star in March 2022 conducted by AllSides Managing Editor Henry A. Brechter (Center bias) noted a slight bias to the right, with consistently positive framing of Republicans and focus on conservative issues like school choice and replealing Obamacare.
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As of January 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Pennsylvania Capital-Star. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.
Confidence LevelConfidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.
As of January 2023, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Lean right rating for Pennsylvania Capital-Star. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.