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 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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 from a variety of High factual sources. Although Jacobin harshly criticizes former President Trump, they also frequently criticize centrist Democrats, often described as corporate and establishment Democrats: Trump’s Sadism — and Democrats’ Accomodationism. Again, this article may contain loaded language, but it is properly sourced from only High factual sources. Editorially, all stories favor the Democratic Socialist left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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 (07/17/2023)
Last Updated on July 17, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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