When a Supreme Court Battle is Just the Undercard

In a column last week about California’s wildfires, I referenced a recent poll from the respected Pew Research Center that found that climate change policy ranked eleventh of twelve issues in importance to voters in this campaign. The only thing that was less of a priority to respondents...
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Trump vs Biden: Criminal Justice Policy

This is the first of our "Trump vs Biden" Perspectives Blogs, in which we'll analyze and explain each candidate's positions on major issues leading up to the 2020 presidential election . This blog will examine each candidate's stances on matters pertaining to criminal justice. Biden:...
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Media Bias Alert: Biden, McConnell, Others Switch Stances on Supreme Court Vacancies

The Supreme Court vacancy left after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing last Friday is up for grabs, and the media is all over it. Politicians and lawmakers from both parties are taking sides on whether to fill Ginsburg’s open seat before or after the 2020 presidential election . News reports...
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New Data Solidifies New York Times Bias Rating

Our recent Blind Bias Survey , in which over 2,000 people across the political spectrum blindly rated content from numerous media outlets, confirmed our Lean Left bias rating for the New York Times' news section. (AllSides separately rates The New York Times Opinion page as Left.) The...
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Different, but United: Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing last Friday at the age of 87 instantly became one of the biggest stories in the United States, even amid the coronavirus pandemic and a bitterly partisan presidential election. These days it almost feels rare to hear a public figure...
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The Economist’s Analysis of Facebook Media Bias Misses the Mark

A recent examination of media bias on Facebook caught our eye here at AllSides. It is an important topic and we found the report to be interesting, but we also found some problems with it that lead to invalid conclusions. We’ve identified a number of flaws in the methodology used in a...
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Story of the Week: Israel, Arab Nations Reach Historic Peace Agreements

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. On Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain signed a series of peace deals with Israel, likely paving the way for full normalization of relations between the countries. The deals, known as the Abraham...
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Gallup Poll: People Worried More About Media Bias in Others’ News than Their Own

In an increasingly polarized and biased media landscape it is normal that Americans might worry about the bias of major publications — however, a recent Gallup poll has found that Americans are more worried about others reading biased news than bias in their own media consumption. The...
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When Climate Change Shows Up On the Campaign Trail — And Then Goes Away

Remember when climate change was an issue in the presidential campaign? Admittedly, it’s been awhile. For most of the primary season, Democratic candidates jockeyed to demonstrate the depth of their commitment and the scope of their proposals on the campaign trail. But then the nomination...
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The Epoch Times Bias Rating Moved to Lean Right Following Review

AllSides recently analyzed the results from our latest blind bias survey of over 2,000 people across the political spectrum, and the results for The Epoch Times were notable. People from across the political spectrum on average rated The Epoch Times as on the borderline of a Lean Right...
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Media Bias Alert: Spin and Slant Skew News Reports on Trump-Woodward Interviews

Journalist Bob Woodward’s revelation this week that President Donald Trump privately conveyed his intent to “play [COVID-19] down” in February has commandeered mainstream news, reframing election chatter around Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Outlets on all sides are zooming...
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How Should We Address Differences in News Outlets’ Audience Sizes?

Here at AllSides, we do our best to curate news from diverse sources, which helps expose our readers (and us) to different perspectives. Not all news sources are equal, however; some outlets have much larger audiences than others. This means their coverage, and therefore their bias,...
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Story of the Week: Report Alleges Trump Belittled Fallen Soldiers, Military

Sign up here to receive the Story of the Week in your inbox every Thursday. An article published Wednesday by the Atlantic cites anonymous sources who claim President Donald Trump made disparaging comments about the U.S. military and fallen service members, and expressed coldness toward...
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AllSides Moves AP Politics to Lean Left

After months of research and analysis, including blind bias surveys conducted with nearly 4,000 people across the political spectrum as well as AllSides editorial reviews , AllSides found Associated Press news coverage of US politics has a Lean Left bias. AllSides now rates AP’s Politics...
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Media Bias by Photo: The Hill Draws Criticism for Trump Crowd Pic

The Hill ( Center media bias ) recently faced charges of media bias and fake news after it tweeted a headline about Trump’s recent rally in North Carolina that didn’t match what was shown in the accompanying photo, then deleting it. “ JUST IN: Trump, supporters gathered without masks in...
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When the World Waits For John Kelly

If he chose to do so, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly could become the most consequential endorser in the history of American politics. And he wouldn’t even have to endorse. In the days since it was first reported that President Donald Trump had allegedly disparaged American...
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Bloomberg Moved to Lean Left Media Bias Rating Following Review

AllSides conducted a blind bias survey of Bloomberg News in August 2020. AllSides previously rated Bloomberg as Center ; after assessing the survey results, we have moved Bloomberg News to Lean Left . The blind bias survey is one of our most robust media bias rating methodologies , in...
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