Variety

AllSides Media Bias Rating™: Lean Left
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Variety
Variety
Bias Rating Lean Left
Type News Media
Region National
Website variety.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 Variety's Bias Rating

Variety 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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Independent Review Moves Variety from Center to Lean Left

An independent review of Variety conducted by Editor-in-chief Henry A. Brechter (Center bias) in July 2023 moved Variety's rating from Center to Lean Left.

The review noted that Variety mostly focuses on nonpartisan entertainment news, but that when given the opportunity, the outlet focuses on political issues with a left-leaning slant, and frames conservative causes in a negative light. The review also noted that our audience strongly disagreed with Variety's rating of Center, with the majority of audience members rating it as Lean Left when voting.

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

As of June 2024, people have voted on the AllSides Media Bias Rating for Variety. 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 Variety. If we perform more bias reviews and gather consistent data, this confidence level will increase.

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