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 using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information reporting that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Bust Magazine Left Biased based on story selection that usually favors the left and Mostly Factual for reporting due to a clean fact check record, but occasionally promotes pseudoscience.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1993, BUST Magazine is a women’s lifestyle magazine published six times a year. BUST covers music, news, crafts, art, sex, and fashion from an independent (“indie”) feminist perspective. The current publisher and editor-in-chief is Debbie Stoller.
Funded by / Ownership
Bust is owned by Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel and is funded through advertising, donations, an online shop, and subscription sales.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Bust Magazine covers lifestyle news from a feminist perspective. Politics is not heavily covered; however, there is a strong left-leaning bias with frequent use of loaded wording such as this: Why Some Male Politicians Won’t Be Alone With Women — And Why That’s F*Cked Up. Like most on the website, this story is correctly sourced to High and Mostly Factual left-leaning sources such as the LA Times, Huff Post, Slate, and Vox.
Bust Magazine also does not report favorably on the right, and the former Trump administration, such as this: Trump’s Racism Has Always Been Indisputable, Now It’s Becoming Even More Blatant. Editorially, there is a strong left bias in political advocacy for liberal causes.
Failed Fact Checks
- A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check. However, they promote pseudoscience, such as aromatherapy, which has not been scientifically proven effective.
Overall, we rate Bust Magazine Left Biased based on story selection that usually favors the left and Mostly Factual for reporting due to a clean fact check record, but occasionally promotes pseudoscience. (D. Van Zandt 11/23/2016) Updated (05/06/2022)
Last Updated on May 15, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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