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.
- Overall, we rate Bust Magazine Left Biased based on story selection that usually favors the left and Mostly High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record, but occasionally promotes pseudoscience.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1993, BUST Magazine is a women’s lifestyle magazine that is 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 when it is 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. This story, like most on the website is properly 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 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.
Overall, we rate Bust Magazine Left Biased based on story selection that usually favors the left and Mostly High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record, but occasionally promotes pseudoscience. (D. Van Zandt 11/23/2016) Updated (7/25/2019)