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About Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Bias Rating
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Center.
What a "Center" Rating Means
Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Center either do not show much predictable media bias, display a balance of articles with left and right biases, or equally balance left and right perspectives.
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Bias Rated Center in Jan. 2022 Independent Review
A Jan. 2022 Independent Review returned a Center rating. AllSides reviewers on the left and right determined Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's news and opinion content did not match its previous Lean Right rating. The news section didn't display many of the types of media bias, and the opinion section displayed views from the center, right and left. Reviewers also noted the use of full quotes and lack of substantial tilt. The independent review was prompted in part by community feedback that disagreed with the previous rating.
This AllSides Media Bias Rating™ is our low or initial rating, so more research is needed.
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As of December 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Center bias.
Confidence LevelConfidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.
As of December 2023, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Center rating for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.
The 'PG' is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Since 1938, the paper has won six Pulitzer Prizes. The newspaper publishes local, sports, opinion, business, and national news articles. The Post-Gazette was founded in 1786 and is now owned by Block Communications.
In the mid 1800s, the Gazette helped organize a chapter of the new Republican Party as well as helped with the election of President Abraham Lincoln. The Post-Gazette was one of the first papers to suggest that the Northern and Southern tensions would result in a full-scale war.
In Oct. 2022, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board endorsed Republican Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania’s Senate race. Oz was running against Democratic nominee Lt. Gov. John Fetterman. Fetterman suffered a stroke that year and had speech and cognition issues. The Post-Gazette wrote in its endorsement of Oz, "Mr. Fetterman’s health — he suffered a serious stroke in May — is not the issue. His lack of transparency, however, in refusing to release his medical records is troubling. It suggests an impulse to conceal and a mistrust of the people. All candidates for a major elected office should release their medical records, as did Mr. Oz. If you want privacy, don’t run for public office."
The paper endorsed Republican Donald J. Trump in the 2020 election.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Ownership and FundingFunding and ownership do not influence bias ratings. We rate the bias of content only.
Owner: Block Communications