Previously: We split our evaluation of NPR into a media bias rating for NPR News (Center) and for NPR Editorial (Lean Left). We also completed an analysis of CNN where we kept the media bias rating for CNN Web News as Center, but created a new page for CNN Opinion (Far Left). After evaluating Fox, we changed the media bias rating for Fox News to Lean Right, and created a new page for Fox Editorial, which we rated Far Right. And last week, we moved the Daily Beast’s media bias rating from Center to Far Left.
Politico is another one of our highly contested sources. Similar to our user debate over CNN, Politico has been a source that we’ve long struggled with because it toes the line between a Center and Lean Left rating.
In the past, the blind bias surveys on Politico have brought back a Center rating, although close to Lean Left. This time, however, our survey results came back as a solid Lean Left. The majority of the community feedback we’ve received has also shown a Lean Left rating. And, finally, our team recently conducted an Editorial Review and found that their articles demonstrate a consistent Lean Left bias. Therefore, the Politico media bias rating is moving from Center to Lean Left.
That’s it for this series of media bias updates, but you can always write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think we need to conduct an Editorial Review on any of our sources or suggest a source that we may be missing. And please continue to vote on all of our media bias ratings!