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 Deadspin Left Biased based on story selection that routinely favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2005, Deadspin is primarily a sports news website, however they also have a sub site called The Concourse that does not solely focus on sports, which features articles on politics from a liberal perspective, music, food and culture. The current editor-in-chief is Megan Greenwell.
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Funded by / Ownership
Deadspin is owned by G/O Media Inc. which is a media company that runs Gizmodo, Kotaku, Jezebel, The Onion and other sister websites. G/O was formed in early 2019 when Great Hill Partners, a private equity firm, purchased the websites from Univision. Revenue is derived from advertising, sponsored content, and sales of merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Deadspin primarily reports sports news and occasional political news via their Concourse section. The Concourse has a left wing bias in story selection through the use of loaded words in headlines and articles such as this: Look At This F*cking Disaster and this Moron President Gives Defense Department Four Months To Craft Service Academy Athletics Policy He Himself Axed. This latter story is properly sourced to the Associated Press and Baltimore Sun. While Deadspin frequently reports negatively on President Trump, they also do not have a favorable opinion of moderate Democrats such as this: Joe Biden Is A Doddering Old Mummy With A Skull Full Of Dumpster Juice. In general, news reporting is factual and sometimes sensational with a clear left leaning bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Deadspin Left Biased based on story selection that routinely favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/18/2017) Updated (10/4/2019)