I have subscribed to The Olympian for over 35 years, and for the past two years have also subscribed to the Seattle Times. When I first subscribed to the Times, I assumed that the larger city newspaper would be more biased in favor of politically liberal positions than The Olympian. To my surprise, I found The Olympian to be consistently less balanced and less neutral and more biased toward the left in reporting political news. This finding is based on the reporting itself, or the lack of reporting a story, and on the placement of the news articles, that is, on the front page or buried, and based on the use of misleading and inappropriately sensational headlines. The Olympian is clearly less objective and much more likely to report only the liberal/progressive side of a political story.
Both newspapers are unfortunately part of the “mainstream media” that is more accurately described as an auxiliary of the Democrat Party. As a source of political news, the reporting of both papers must be taken with a good deal of skepticism and a well-informed citizen would do well to use a variety of additional news sources, including television, the internet and other print sources, from which to draw appropriate, evidence-based, conclusions. The bias evident in both newspapers greatly diminishes their credibility.
The Olympian does, however, do a reasonably good job of reporting deaths that occur in the community, and restaurants that fail to pass state inspections, both apparently without political bias.