Boston Review

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Boston Review - Left BiasLEFT BIAS

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.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180


The Boston Review was founded in 1975 as the New Boston Review by Juan Alonso, Richard Burgin, and Anita Silvey. According to their about page “Boston Review is a political and literary forum—a public space for discussion of ideas and culture. Independent and nonprofit, animated by hope and committed to equality, we believe in the power of collective reasoning and imagination to create a more just world.” You can view their masthead here. The Boston Review has also won several awards.

Funded by / Ownership

The magazine is published by Boston Critic, Inc., a nonprofit organization. The Boston Review is funded through membership fees, sale of products and donations.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Boston Review reports news and opinions with the use of moderately loaded words such as this: The Global Calculus of Climate Disaster. Although ultimately opinion based with a quote such as this: “Global capitalism is no longer simply characterized by uneven and combined development, it is characterized by uneven and combined disaster”, it is well sourced to credible information. In another article there is negative connotations directed at President Trump and his policies: Trump’s Sleight of Hand Will Bring Ruin to American Workers. Again, this article is also properly sourced. Politically, the Boston Review is pro-Environment and presents socially liberal views.

A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate Boston Review Left Biased based on editorial positions that lean strongly left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 12/9/2018)


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