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 Jezebel Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that always favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1996, Jezebel is a social commentary website that focuses on woman’s issues, current affairs, and politics. The editor-in-chief is Laura Bassett. The complete masthead can be found here.
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Funded by / Ownership
Jezebel is owned by G/O Media Inc., a media company that runs Gizmodo, Kotaku, AV Club, 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, Jezebel covers woman’s issues and politics with a left-leaning bias in story selection. Headlines contain moderately loaded language such as this: Donald Trump’s Name Is Worth $4 Billion, According to Himself, and this Barbara Bush Talks Shit From Beyond the Grave. Sourcing is generally from credible mainstream sources.
Editorially, Jezebel often denigrates the right and promotes the left through both wording and overall story selection. such as this Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Leaves Democratic Party to Avoid Getting Smoked in a Primary and Herschel Walker, Who Held a Gun to Ex-Wife’s Head, Closes Senate Campaign at a Gun Range.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the last 5 years.
Overall, we rate Jezebel Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that always favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/27/2016) Updated (12/10/2022)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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