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About Smerconish's Bias Rating
Smerconish 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.
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DetailsReviewing Smerconish himself, he seems centrist, from a subjective review of the videos on the site. The other writers on the site appear to lean left, with some examples more left than others, based on what they have written. It is not clear which of these are opinion vs news - the site fails by not making that more obvious. The center rating is just for its news pieces, while more obviously opinion pieces lean left. We are tempted to rate the entire site lean left by not differentiating between what written pieces are opinion vs news.
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As of December 2023, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Smerconish. On average, those who disagree with our rating think this source has a Lean Left bias.
Confidence LevelConfidence is determined by how many reviews have been applied and consistency of data.
As of December 2023, AllSides has low or initial confidence in our Center rating for Smerconish. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.