The Washington Post was given a lean left bias rating that AllSides is highly confident about. Originally established in 1877 as a “four-page organ of the Democratic Party,” the newspaper was eventually sold in 1889, resulting in the abandonment of its Democratic Party allegiance. In recent decades, the Washington Post has been accused of both liberal and conservative biases. A majority of over 7000 community members agreed with a lean left AllSides Bias Rating™ as of July 2016. Among those who disagreed, 66 members gave the newspaper an average bias rating of 58.8, landing it just next to the boundary between a lean left and center bias. These results, in addition to a March 2013 blind survey and a 2005 UCLA study, reinforce our rating for the Post.
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The Washington Post is the dominant newspaper in the U.S. capital and usually counted as one of the leading daily American newspapers. Over the years, it has distinguished itself through its political reporting on the workings of the White House, Congress and the U.S. government. Among the Post’s sections are a main section covering national and international news, a metro section covering local news, a style section and a sports section.
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