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Mountain Xpress
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Mountain Xpress, Asheville's leading independent news outlet, delves into the heart of Western North Carolina, offering its readership a mix of local news, arts, events, and opinion pieces. Founded in 1994 by Jeff Fobes, this publication quickly positioned itself as the go-to source for Asheville and its surrounding areas. With its in-depth coverage spanning local politics, arts, culture, community events, and even environmental issues, the Mountain Xpress stands out for its dedication to the pulse and spirit of its region. Currently owned by the publication's founder, Jeff Fobes, the Xpress continues to serve as a vital platform for community discussions and a showcase for local talents. Those interested in getting a taste of the Asheville vibe and news updates can turn to the Mountain Xpress, available both in print and digitally at mountainx.com. The platform's commitment to local journalism and community-centric content has made it a cherished staple in the Western North Carolina media landscape.

Bias Meter
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Our A.I. media bias rating of Mountain Xpress shows what policies Mountain Xpress supports and opposes including Mountain Xpress's conservative and liberal leanings based on analysis of three hundred of articles scanned daily using the latest data science and artificial intelligence technologies.
Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative, and 0% being neutral.

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*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. Bias scores are on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative and 0% being neutral. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization.

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Biasly’s analyst team evaluates politician twitter accounts, voting records, and statements made in the press to determine leanings. Our diverse analyst team includes equal representation from conservative, center, and liberal viewpoints on every article we rate.

The Analyst Bias Score is on a scale of -100% to 100% with higher negative scores being more liberal and higher positive scores being more conservative, and 0% being neutral.
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The Source Analysis Score focuses on assessing the quality of sources and quotes used including their number, lengths, uniqueness, and diversity.
Fact Analysis Score
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The Fact Analysis Score focuses more on the accuracy of claims, facts, and sources presented in the article and any hints of selection and omission bias.
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News Source Ranking
Mountain Xpress is ranked 14,233 among other media sources and has an average of 1,309,000 monthly visits according to Similar Web.
At Biasly, we rate political news articles from Mountain Xpress using our Bias Meter technology to provide readers better insight into the conservative and liberal leanings present in today’s media. Here is a list of biases found in articles, political policies, and politician biases from Mountain Xpress:

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