These media sources are moderate 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 appealing to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Briarpatch Magazine Left Biased based on editorial bias that favors progressive perspectives and social justice issues. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Established in 1973, Briarpatch Magazine is a bimonthly Canadian publication produced by Briarpatch Incorporated, an independent non-profit organization. The magazine is printed by union labor on environmentally friendly paper using vegetable-based ink. Briarpatch Magazine focuses on politics, social justice issues, and culture. The magazine covers a range of topics, including activism, labor, Indigenous rights, feminism, and environmentalism. It is headquartered in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Funded by / Ownership
Briarpatch Magazine operates as a non-profit publication and receives financial support from the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) for its publishing activities. It has a combination of revenue sources, including subscriptions, advertising, and donations.
Analysis / Bias
Briarpatch Magazine has a left-leaning bias and is known for providing progressive perspectives on social, political, and economic issues. The magazine promotes grassroots activism, social movements, and marginalized voices. It covers topics through investigative reporting, in-depth analysis, and essays. For instance, one article titled “Fighting Fascism in Feminism” critiques factions within feminism that hold anti-sex work and anti-trans ideologies and criticizes mainstream feminists for collaborating with law enforcement.
Another article titled “In Canada’s Federal Women’s Prisons, reproductive rights are under Threat” advocates for policy changes to ensure reproductive justice and improve conditions for incarcerated individuals.
While the magazine clearly leans left in its editorial stance, it relies on credible sources such as Xtra, peopleshub.org, CTV News, World Health Organization (WHO), Democracy Now, Reuters, and publicsafety.gc.ca, law.georgetown.edu. to support its claims. In general, Briarpatch is fact-based and advocates for far-left ideology.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Briarpatch Magazine Left Biased based on editorial bias that favors progressive perspectives and social justice issues. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 05/30/2023)
Last Updated on May 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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