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 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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 former 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.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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 (08/26/2022)
Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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