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 appealing 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.
- Overall, we rate Boston.com Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions and story selection that slightly leans left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1995 by the Boston Globe, Boston.com is an online news website that provides news for the Boston, Massachusetts, area. Boston.com covers various topics such as real estate news, things to do, sports, and entertainment news. Boston.com was the online version of The Boston Globe until 2011. For more information regarding its history, please see here.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, Boston.com generally publishes articles with minimal emotionally loaded language such as, “Bernie Sanders denies telling Elizabeth Warren that a woman couldn’t win in 2020”. National and world news is typically republished from the Associated Press and Boston Globe.
Editorially, when covering the former Trump administration, Boston.com uses a critical tone, such as in this article, “Donald Trump sent a letter invoking the Salem witch trials. The city’s mayor responded with a history lesson.” They also publish stories that focus on left-leaning concerns like this: This is why a Brookline independent abortion clinic has turned to GoFundMe for help. In general, Boston.com reports news factually, with a slight left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Boston.com Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions and story selection that slightly leans left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 01/14/2020) Updated (08/15/2022)
Last Updated on August 15, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check