These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Entertainment Weekly Left-Center biased based on portraying Republican politicians in a more negative light. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
It was announced in June 2019 that EW would switch to a monthly distribution model.
Funded by / Ownership
In 2018, Meredith Corp. bought Entertainment Weekly from Time Inc. Meredith owns numerous media outlets and publications such as Sports Illustrated and People Magazine. EW generates revenue through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Entertainment Weekly covers movies, television, and general entertainment with minimal bias, such as this: See the best ’60s fashion from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Headlines typically reflect the content of articles, and credible sources are used for reference. Editorially, EW does not directly cover politics; however, they do publish entertainment news as it relates to politics. For example, they often publish video clips of late-night TV hosts mocking politicians like this: Trevor Noah and Jimmy Fallon perform dueling impressions of Trump smoking weed. A thorough review of political content demonstrates a more negative tone toward the right-leaning politicians.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Entertainment Weekly Left-Center biased based on portraying Republican politicians in a more negative light. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/1/2019) Updated (09/21/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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