Roughly 350 Newspapers Rebuke President Trump's Attacks on the Media: Necessary Step or Futile Exercise?

A chorus of roughly 350 newspapers across the country joined together on Thursday to condemn President Trump's recent rhetoric criticizing the press. The initiative came at The Boston Globe’s request . Their Editorial Board urged publications “liberal and conservative, large and small” to...
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Politico Media Bias Update

Previously: We split our evaluation of NPR into a media bias rating for NPR News (Center) and for NPR Editorial (Lean Left). We also completed an analysis of CNN where we kept the media bias rating for CNN Web News as Center, but created a new page for CNN Opinion (Far Left). After...
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Daily Beast Media Bias Update

Previously: We split our evaluation of NPR into a media bias rating for NPR News (Center) and for NPR Editorial (Lean Left). We also completed an analysis of CNN where we updated the media bias rating for CNN Web News (Center) and created a new page for CNN Opinion (Far Left). And we did...
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Fox News Media Bias Update

Previously: We split our evaluation of NPR into a media bias rating for NPR News (Center) and for NPR Editorial (Lean Left). We took the same approach for our analysis of CNN , splitting into a media bias rating for CNN Web News (Center) and CNN Opinion (Far Left). The Fox News media bias...
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Daily Caller Media Bias Update

Note: Based on user feedback, we changed The Daily Caller media bias to Far Right. We recently received a comment that expressed concern over the use of one of our right-wing news sources. The knee-jerk reaction might be to pin the blame on Breitbart, which we previously detailed our...
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CNN Media Bias Update

CNN is, without a doubt, our most highly contested source. Based on past data, the current CNN media bias rating is Center, but many users argue that it should be labeled Lean Left, if not altogether Left. (Reminder: We only rate the media bias of sources as they appear on the Web and use...
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NPR Media Bias Update

Thanks to your feedback, we recently updated several media bias ratings , and first on the list is NPR (reminder: we only rate the articles found on the web, not the broadcast radio programs). Up until now, the AllSides NPR media bias rating has been Center, but data collected in recent...
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Updating Our Media Bias Ratings: Editorial Review

Media bias ratings at AllSides are not set in stone. We like to think of them as alive, constantly growing and changing -- often driven by you, the reader. They are updated on a regular basis, using blind bias quizzes , community ratings , independent research, and editorial reviews...
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The Subtleties of Media Bias

As we discussed in a recent blog post , everything we read is biased, as all individuals are consciously and subconsciously influenced by their own unique life experiences. Therefore, readers shouldn’t solely seek out unbiased sources, but rather deliberately consult multiple angles. But...
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Media Bias: Is it a Crime?

According to some, America is facing a new terrorist threat: the media. “CNN IS ISIS,” the sign reads. It’s a stunning accusation — particularly when considering that the media are expected to be a stronghold in American society, charged with holding government accountable. Is the nation’...
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Breitbart: Right-wing Publication or Fake News?

Fake news. Propaganda. Alt-right. Breitbart. Which of these doesn’t belong? Some would say they’re all fair game. In many circles, the conservative news outlet epitomizes malicious misinformation. Others revere it as a crusader for truth, willing to throw political correctness away with...
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