Washington Examiner media bias rating is Lean Right.

The Washington Examiner's media bias is Lean Right.

After AllSides conducted an extensive editorial review of the Washington Examiner in Sept. 2018, our team decided to move the Washington Examiner from its previous media bias rating of Right to Lean Right.

During the editorial review, our team noted that the Washington Examiner's media bias is reflected in the fact that its story choice is conservative, but the stories are not presented in a way that is as sensationalist or exaggerated as is seen in many far Right media outlets. The Washington Examiner does showcase Democratic or Left-leaning points of view, even giving them a place as a top headline, and covers different sides of various issues.

More About The Washington Examiner Media Bias

According to Wikipedia, "The paper became influential in conservative political circles, hiring much of the talent from The Washington Times and replacing the Times as the primary conservative paper in the capital city.[10]The website DCist wrote in March 2013 that "Despite the right-wing tilt of its editorial pages and sensationalist front-page headlines, it also built a reputation as one of the best local sections in D.C."[2]

Thte Washington Examiner is owned by MediaDC, a subsidiary of Clarity Media Group, which is owned by Philip Anschutz. With The Examiner, Anschutz wanted to create a competitor to The Washington Post (which AllSides rates as a Lean Left media bias) with a conservative editorial page. According to Politico, "When it came to the editorial page, Anschutz's instructions were explicit—he 'wanted nothing but conservative columns and conservative op-ed writers,' said one former employee." 

According to its publisher, 26% of The Examiner's readership holds a master's or postgraduate degree.

About The Washington Examiner

The Washington Examiner is a free daily newspaper published in Springfield, Virginia, and distributed in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It is owned by Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz. When Anschutz started the Examiner in its current format, he envisioned creating a conservative competitor to The Washington Post. Source: Wikipedia

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