ESPN.com

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Lean Left
404/452
The bias meter value for ESPN.com is -2.00. -6 is the furthest "Left" value and 6 is the furthest "Right" value.
-2.00
Lean Left What does this mean?

How we determined this rating:

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  • Community Feedback:   ratings
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ESPN.com
ESPN.com
Bias Rating Lean Left
Type News Media
Region National
Website espn.com
What a Lean Left Bias Rating Means

The source displays media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas.

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About ESPN.com's Bias Rating

ESPN.com is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Lean Left.

What a "Lean Left" Rating Means

Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Lean Left display media bias in ways that moderately align with liberal, progressive, or left-wing thought and/or policy agendas. A Lean Left bias is a moderately liberal rating on the political spectrum.

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Details

ESPN.com is the sports news website of ESPN Inc, a multimnational sports media company. It is owned by the Walt Disney Company and Hearst Communications.

A June 2021 independent review conducted by a Center-rated AllSides staffer found that when ESPN does stray from sports coverage, it sometimes exhibits a left-of-center bias in story choice and subjective framing within news articles. Social justice and racial equality are occasional themes in ESPN content, in addition to sports news. Rarely, if ever, does ESPN publish content that outwardly favors a right-of-center point of view. Previously, ESPN had been in our system as Not Rated.

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Community Feedback

Feedback does not determine ratings, but may trigger deeper review.

As of June 2024, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for ESPN.com. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.

Confidence Level

Confidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.

As of June 2024, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Lean left rating for ESPN.com. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.

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