The Intercept media bias rating is Left.

As of August 2018, 389 AllSides users agree that The Intercept has a Left media bias.

The Intercept says it is devoted to "fearless, adversarial journalism." Its stated editorial approach "does not mean mandating “balance” when one perspective on a subject — such as the science of climate change, or the justification for a war crime — is clearly without merit. 

The Intercept often takes a hard-left stance on war and foreign policy. The Washington Post's Erik Wemple noted in February 2014 that The Intercept refuses to use the term "targeted killings" to refer to the U.S. drone program, instead referring to the drone strikes as "assassinations." Wemple noted that former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder disagreed that the killings amount to assassinations, and that "mainstream media outlets appear to side with Holder on this particular issue."

In February 2017, The Intercept hired Naomi Klein as Senior Correspondent. Klein is a social activist and critic of capitalism (Wikipedia). For The Intercept, she has written pieces such as, "Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not 'Human Nature'" and "The U.S. Government Has Become the Ultimate Extension of Donald Trump's For-Profit Brand."

About The Intercept

The Intercept is an online publication launched in February 2014 with a strong focus on freedom of the press, providing "aggressive and independent adversarial journalism" and imposing "transparency, and thus accountability, on those who wield the greatest governmental and corporate power." Its three co-founding editors were Glenn Greenwald, Laura Potras, and Jeremy Scahill. (Source: Welcome to The Intercept).

It is a publication of First Look Media, created and funded by eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar. Greenwald is best known for his role in a series of reports published by The Guardian in June 2013, detailing the United States and British global surveillance programs, based on classified documents disclosed by Edward Snowden. The Intercept initially served as a platfrom to report on the documents released by Edward Snowden. (Source: Wikipedia: The Intercept).

See how AllSides rates the media bias of other news outlets and writers.

The AllSides Media Bias Rating reflects the average judgment of the American people.

The AllSides Media Bias RatingTM reflects the average judgment of the American people. We don't use a convoluted mathematical or artificial intelligence model, but instead have regular people representing the broad spectrum of Americans blindly rate the bias of articles. That produces a fair, verifiable bias rating.

This media bias rating was determined using the following levels of bias verification.

Basis of Rating:

Blind Survey
Third Party Data
0
Community Feedback
0
Editorial Review
1
Secondary Research

Confidence Level:

Low or Initial Rating

Unless otherwise noted, this bias rating refers only to news articles on their web site, not from opinion pieces or what is broadcasted on TV or radio. The opinion writers from the same media source may have different bias ratings, so individual writers often are rated separately.