The AllSides Media Bias Chart™ has been updated for 2022. Our recent Blind Bias Survey, in which hundreds of people rated the bias of Insider, NPR, Newsmax, Newsweek, and Washington Examiner, led to some changes in our ratings.
What's new in Version 6:
Moved NPR online news' bias from Center to Lean Left after analyzing the results of the Feb. 2022 Blind Bias Survey (and before you get mad at us — NPR's rating is for its online content only. We don't rate radio content! NPR online news teetered on the edge of Center and Lean Left for years before our data indicated a firmer Lean Left).
Added Insider, and moved its bias rating from Center to Lean Left, due to the latest survey results.
Added NewsNation, which has an initial rating of Center.
About the AllSides Media Bias Chart™
We don't rate accuracy or credibility — this chart speaks to political perspective only. Learn why AllSides doesn't rate media accuracy.
Center doesn't mean better! A Center media bias rating doesn't necessarily mean a source is neutral, unbiased, perfectly reasonable or credible, just as Left and Right don't necessarily mean extreme, wrong, or unreasonable. A Center rating simply means the source does not predictably publish perspectives favoring either end of the political spectrum — conservative or liberal. A Center outlet may omit important perspectives, or run individual articles that display bias.
We encourage people to read outlets across the political spectrum, not just Center outlets. There is rarely a perfect Center outlet — in fact, many of our Center outlets are somewhat Center-Left (such as BBC and AP), while a few are somewhat Center-Right (such as RealClearPolitics).
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