The Observer (New York)

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Center
287/497
The bias meter value for The Observer (New York) is 0.7. -6 is the furthest "Left" value and 6 is the furthest "Right" value.
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The Observer (New York)
The Observer (New York)
Bias Rating Center
Type News Media
Region National
Owner Observer Media
Established 1987
Website observer.com
Twitter @observer
Facebook observer
Wikipedia The Observer (New York)
What a Center Bias Rating Means

The source either does not show much media bias, displays a balance of articles with left and right biases, or equally balances left and right perspectives in its reporting.

Center doesn't mean better! A Center media bias rating does not necessarily mean a source is totally unbiased, neutral, perfectly reasonable, or credible, just as Left and Right don't necessarily mean extreme, wrong, unreasonable, or not credible. AllSides encourages people to read outlets across the political spectrum.

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About The Observer (New York)

The Observer (New York) is a news media source with an AllSides Media Bias Rating™ of Center.

What a "Center" Rating Means

Sources with an AllSides Media Bias Rating of Center either do not show much predictable media bias, display a balance of articles with left and right biases, or equally balance left and right perspectives.

Center doesn't mean better! A Center media bias rating does not necessarily mean a source is totally unbiased, neutral, perfectly reasonable, or credible, just as Left and Right don't necessarily mean extreme, wrong, unreasonable, or not credible. AllSides encourages people to read outlets across the political spectrum.

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Details

The AllSides Bias Rating for The Observer is center, though occasionally leaning right. In the 2012 election, the Observer endorsed Republican presidential candidate Mittt Romney. Earlier in 1996, the paper endorsed Bob Dole because it was better to vote for "character over sleaze." The Observer is now owned by Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump's husband and Republican nominee Donald Trump's son in law. Since Trump's nomination, the paper has not been as harsh on Trump as many other news outlets have been. Until more research can be conducted, The Observer's bias rating remains center.

More On The Observer

The Observer was founded in 1987 by Arthur L. Carter as a weekly newspaper. It focuses on the culture, politics, and entertainment in Manhattan   The paper is best known for publishing a column by Candace Bushnell on New York City social life that Sex in the City was based on.

Sources: 

Wikipedia: New York Observer

The Huffington Post: New York Observer, Owned by Trump-Son-in-Law, Endorses Mitt Romney

 

 

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As of January 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for The Observer (New York). On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Center bias.

Confidence Level

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As of January 2023, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Center rating for The Observer (New York). If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.

The Observer (New York) Ownership and Funding

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Owner: Observer Media

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