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- Overall, we rate AceShowbiz (ASB) Left-Center Biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing and a lack of transparency with ownership and authors.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Launched in 2005, AceShowbiz (ASB) is an entertainment online magazine that covers topics ranging from celebrity gossip, interviews, news pertaining to TV, movies, music, and lifestyle. The co-founder/publisher is Denny Lee and the co-founder/editor is Anita Yang.
The website lacks transparency as they do not clearly indicate ownership or where they are located. For example, Denny Lee’s profile states that AceShowbiz is from Hong Kong, however, at the bottom of all pages on the website, it indicates they are a part of the Kanal247.com & WowKeren.com networks, which originates from Indonesia. Further, they do not publish author names or bios.
Funded by / Ownership
AceShowbiz (ASB) does not openly disclose ownership, however, it is presumed to be owned and published by Denny Lee and Anita Yang. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, AceShowbiz (ASB) typically publishes articles with short text and big colorful pictures. They often publish sensational stories with emotionally loaded language such as “Lil Wayne’s Daughter Reginae Carter Almost Got Into Trouble With Her Mom For Posing In Lingerie” and “The ‘Cravings’ Author Is ‘Bummed And Hit Hard’”. When it comes to sourcing AceShowbiz (ASB) hyperlinks to themselves or utilizes sources such as New York Post’s gossip column Page Six and when reporting news they most often use large quotes from CBS, MSNBC, and CNN.
When covering political news such as President Trump, AceShowbiz (ASB) uses strong emotionally loaded language and sources through quotes “This Is Not The First Time For Trump To Patronize CBS’ Weijia Jiang As During A COVID-19 News Conference As Last Month, POTUS Told Her To ‘Relax’ And ‘Keep Your Voice Down.” Under the Interview section, we couldn’t find any interviews. In general, AceShowbiz demonstrates a left-leaning bias through story selection and sometimes does not source properly or name authors.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate AceShowbiz (ASB) Left-Center Biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing and a lack of transparency with ownership and authors. (M. Huitsing 5/13/2020)
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