Vanity Fair media bias rating is Lean Left.

Vanity Fair is believed to have a lean left bias. We initially gave the magazine an AllSides Bias Rating™ of lean left in 2014 based on the analysis of several headlines and stories. Initially, following 2014, a small majority of over 200 AllSides community members agreed with this rating. As of April 2017, over 500 individuals have upheld support with this lean left bias rating. This makes sense when looking at headlines on the Vanity Fair’s website, such as “New Jersey Braces for the Trumpocalypse.” 

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Vanity Fair is a magazine focused on popular culture, fashion and current affairs. The modern version of the magazine began publishing in 1983, with editions currently printed in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy and Mexico (as of May 2015). Many recognize Vanity Fair for its controversial photography and in-depth reporting. Covering a variety of topics, the magazine generated controversy in 2005 with an accusation of libel from the UK film director, Roman Polanski, as well as, in January 2014, allegedly lightening pictures of actress Lupita Nyong'o.

The editor since 1992, Graydon Carter, gave an interview on CBS This Morning in 2013 to celebrate the magazine's 100 year anniversary as well as promote it's celebratory centenial book Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers and Swells. Carter begins, saying the magazine "represented the Jazz Age better than almost any other publication. We invented modern photography and we've celebrated the photography in a number of other books, but we thought that this would be a way to celebrate the great writing that was there during the jazz age." 

In 2015, Carter spoke with the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, at USC Annenberg about media in the digital age. To begin, Iger asked Carter where the digital vs. print line lies within the magazine business. Carter responded that his monthly magazine tries to fill the space "halfway between the first onslaught of the story, and a book."


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