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 an appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Fifth Estate Left Biased based on editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Fifth Estate (FE) is a U.S. periodical based in Detroit, Michigan, beginning in 1965, but with staff members across North America who connect via the Internet. Its editorial collective sometimes has divergent views on the magazine addresses but generally shares an anarchist, anti-authoritarian outlook and a non-dogmatic, action-oriented approach to change.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Fifth Estate does not clearly state ownership and donations; subscriptions and a store that sells back issues are the primary sources of revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The website is primarily a means to subscribe to the magazine. They offer web content of their recent publications highlighting their political opposition to capitalism and environmental activism. These political positions are considered left-wing in today’s political environment. FE does use occasional emotional language, but all information is well-sourced and linked to facts. We cannot find evidence of false claims, and they present an editorial bias left-wing in nature. Due to the little ability to review more info, this is a medium confidence review.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Fifth Estate Left Biased based on editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting based on a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/7/2017) Updated (10/20/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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