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About The Republican
The Republican 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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DetailsThe Republican is a newspaper based in Springfield, Massachusetts. It is owned by Newhouse Newspapers, a division of Advance Publications. It played important roles in the United States Republican Party's founding, Charles Dow's career, and the invention of the honorific "Ms." During the controversies affecting slavery and resulting in the American Civil War, Bowles supported, in general, the Whig and Republican parties, but in the period of Reconstruction under President Ulysses S. Grant, his paper represented anti-administration or Liberal Republican opinions, while in the disputed election of 1876 it favored the claims of Samuel J. Tilden, and subsequently became independent in politics. It endorsed the Democratic candidate for president in every modern election except the 2008 election, in which it endorsed John McCain, but it went back and endorsed Barack Obama in the 2012 election.
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As of February 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for The Republican. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Right bias.
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As of February 2023, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Center rating for The Republican. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.