Daily Source Bias Check: Washington Post


leftcenter03LEFT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias.  They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

Factual Reporting: HIGH

Notes: The Washington Post is an American daily newspaper. It is the most widely circulated newspaper published in Washington, D.C., and was founded on December 6, 1877.  The newspaper has won 47 Pulitzer Prizes. This includes six separate Pulitzers awarded in 2008, the second-highest number ever awarded to a single newspaper in one year.  Post journalists have also received 18 Nieman Fellowships and 368 White House News Photographers Association awards (Wikipedia). The Washington Post has a liberal bias in reporting choices, however they are typically well sourced to credible information.  Sometimes they rush stories to be the first to break them, which leads to poor sourcing. This has occurred on a few occasions in 2016.  When an error is made the Washington Post responsibly makes corrections.

Source: Washington Post

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4 Comments on Daily Source Bias Check: Washington Post

  1. Anonymous // January 5, 2017 at 8:38 pm //

    This website fails to permit me to rate on dimensions of pseudoscience and conspiracy theory for some websites. While fails to permit me to rate on political spectrum on other websites??

  2. You will be able to rate conspiracy pseudoscience sources in the near future. Our priority in the short term is re-evaluting all sources, which is on going. In a month, we should begin adding voting polls for CP sites.

  3. Cynthia // May 16, 2017 at 5:54 pm //

    Ok, I came here looking to see credibility on New York Post,. Which I expected to find negative review. I then compared it to WAPO. You do admit it’s liberal bias but from this review I surely cannot find this site credible. How can you honestly say Wapo is accurate? Wow! Obviously your biased. This is coming from lifetime hard leftie, but an honest and objective one unlike the reviewer of WAPO.

  4. Yes, the Washington Post is accurate. Most mainstream large newspapers are as they have strong editing and accountability. The Washington Post, New York Times et al. are in competition with each other and they do rush to be the first to break stories. This sometimes leads to retractions and corrections. The WAPO always corrects and retracts which is part of our criteria for factual reporting. Our review is accurate, but you are free to disagree.

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