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Jacobin - Left BiasLEFT BIAS

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 Jacobin Magazine, Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that always favor the Democratic Socialist Left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180

History

Founded in 2011, Jacobin is a democratic socialist quarterly magazine based in New York offering American leftist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture. Bhaskar Sunkara is the founder and editor. You can find a complete list of staff on their about page.

Funded by / Ownership

Jacobin is owned by Bhaskar Sunkara and generates revenue through subscription fees and advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Jacobin is a well written quarterly magazine and website that publishes news from a strongly left leaning perspective. There is moderate to strong use of loaded emotional language such as this: Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Pick a Fight With the Loan Sharks. This article, like most on Jacobin is properly sourced to a variety of High factual sources. Although Jacobin harshly criticizes President Trump, they also frequently criticize centrist Democrats often described at corporate and establishment Democrats: Trump’s Sadism — and Democrats’ Accomodationism. Again, this article may contain loaded language, but it is properly sourced to only High factual sources. Editorially, all stories favor the Democratic Socialist left.

Jacobin has received praise from notable figures such as Noam Chomsky who states they are “a bright light in dark times”. They have also faced criticism from free-market advocates, Reason Magazine.

A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check. 

Overall, we rate Jacobin Magazine, Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that always favor the Democratic Socialist Left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/13/2016) Updated (5/11/2019)

Source: https://www.jacobinmag.com/