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Mar 24 2023
Media Bias Alert: Coverage of Drag Bans Paints Different Victims
As Republican-controlled state legislatures consider placing limits on drag performances, conservative and liberal media outlets are portraying the legislation — and the affected communities — differently.
Generally, coverage from outlets on the right elevated voices who argued that children should not be “exposed to” drag performances. Coverage from outlets on the leftJoseph Ratliff
Feb 28 2023
Update to the AllSides Media Bias Chart™: Version 7.2
We've made a small update to the AllSides Media Bias Chart™. Version 7.2 has Axios rated Lean Left; it was previously rated Center in Version 7.1. AllSides changed Axios' AllSides Media Bias Rating™ following an Editorial Review and the results of a Blind Bias Survey of Americans; both methodologies put Axios at Lean Left. We are currently reviewing numerous outlets on theAllSides Staff
Mar 01 2023
Media Bias Alert: Media Split on Significance of Energy Department's Lab Leak Theory
Each week, AllSides Media Bias Alerts examine media bias in coverage of a major or important story using the AllSides Media Bias Ratings™ and our AllSides Media Bias Chart™.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) conclusion that the COVID-19 pandemic was most likely the result of a lab leak in Wuhan, China adds to continued debate among scientists and intelAndy Gorel
Mar 27 2023
Media Bias Alert: Do Increasing Fentanyl Seizures Indicate More Drugs or Better Detection?
As fentanyl overdoses continue to skyrocket in the U.S., questions about where it comes from and how to deal with it are driving media bias and divides in coverage.
During the week of March 13, the Drug Enforcement Administration captured over 900 pounds of fentanyl at the U.S.-Mexico border in an operation dubbed "Blue Lotus." This operation was a reaction to the mass drugs enteringClare Ashcraft
Mar 15 2023
Media Bias Concerns Near All-Time High, New Report Finds
Freedom of the press is an essential part of our democracy in the U.S., allowing citizens to access information about the government, news, and more to make informed decisions. Unfortunately, according to a recent report published by Gallup (Center) and the Knight Foundation, there is growing distrust of news outlets and accusations of media bias in today’s climate.
This growingAndrew Weinzierl
Mar 02 2021
The History of American Media Bias, Pt. 2: The 1800s
Click here for Part 1 of this Perspectives series: The Press in Colonial America and Creation of the 1st Amendment.
Today, we hold journalists and media outlets accountable to journalistic codes of ethics and a set of standards, which include truth, transparency, and objectivity. When journalism strays from objective fact, the result is media bias. And though it takesMicaela Ricaforte
Feb 03 2021
The History of American Media Bias, Pt. 1: The 1700s
Today, we hold journalists and media outlets accountable to journalistic code of ethics and a set of standards, which include truth, transparency, and objectivity. When journalism strays from objective fact, the result is biased news. And though it takes different forms in the digital age, this media bias is far from new.
Political bias has been present in journalism sinceMicaela Ricaforte
Mar 15 2023
Media Bias Alert: Did Wokeness or Deregulation Cause Silicon Valley Bank's Collapse?
Following the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), outlets across the spectrum sought to explain what caused the largest bank failure since 2008.
While financial explanations were mostly consistent across the political spectrum, some right-rated outlets linked SVB’s collapse to the bank’s purportedly “woke” policies. Left-rated sources, meanwhile, downplayed or ignored thoseIsaiah Anthony
Feb 21 2023
Is The Media Biased Against Plant-Based And Cell-Cultured Meat?
There’s never been a better time to cut back on meat. Over the last decade, we’ve seen alternative proteins transition from a niche product category to a whole industry in its own right. Since the much-hyped debuts of Impossible Foods’ and Beyond Meat’s flagship burgers in the mid-2010s, hyperrealistic plant-based meat has become ubiquitous. They’re sold in nearly every grocery store and they’Forbes
Feb 21 2023
Media Bias Alert: Right-Rated Media Ignores Fox News Election Lawsuit Claims
Last week, right-rated media almost entirely ignored a story that threw into question the journalistic integrity of hosts on the most-watched cable news network in the country— Fox News (Right Bias).What Happened?
A court filing from Dominion Voting Systems, the company currently suing Fox News for defamation, says that Fox News’s leading pundits— Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, andIsaiah Anthony