These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Esquire Left Biased based on story selection and editorials that favor the left and denigrate the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting due to one failed fact check as well as hyper-partisan wording that can be misleading.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Esquire is an American men’s magazine and website, published by the Hearst Corporation in the United States that was founded in 1933. They cover a wide variety of topics including entertainment, fashion and politics. The current Editor-in-Chief is Michael Sebastian.
Funded by / Ownership
Esquire is owned by Hearst Communications, which owns more than 300 media outlets across the United States, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, and Cosmopolitan. Esquire generates revenue through subscriptions, display ads, sponsored content and the sale of products from affiliate marketers.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Esquire publishes information and stories geared toward men. Content is written by staff and some stories are derived from other Hearst properties. When reporting political news, Esquire uses strong loaded language that usually favors the left such as this: The Koch Money Was a Primary Vector for the Prion Disease That’s Infected the Republican Party. This story is properly sourced to the New York Times and New Yorker. Editorially, Esquire does not separate commentary articles from general news, however, virtually all reporting on President Trump and his administration is negative. For example these:
- The G7 Is Just Another Stage for a Presidential Sh*tshow
- Trump Emboldens Racist Terrorists. Then He Plays Sheriff on Twitter.
- Jeffrey Epstein, Donald Trump, and a Russian Oligarch Is Peak Sleazy Corruption
A factual search reveals Esquire has failed one fact check.
Overall, we rate Esquire Left Biased based on story selection and editorials that favor the left and denigrate the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting due to one failed fact check as well as hyper-partisan wording that can be misleading. (D. Van Zandt 11/3/2016) Updated (8/26/2019)
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