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 appeals 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 JOE.ie, Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to subjective and sensationalized lists and reports.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rank: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in 2010, JOE.ie is an Irish lifestyle website initially founded to provide an “online outlet for Irish males.” The website covers various topics such as news, sports, business, classifieds, and lifestyle. The format is similar to BuzzFeed, including lists, quizzes, and viral videos. Her.ie, is a sister site aimed at young women in Ireland. The UK operation is called JOE.co.uk. Niall McGarry is the founder.
Funded by / Ownership
The venture capital firm Greencastle capital is the owner of JOE.ie. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription.
Analysis / Bias
In review, JOE.ie publishes listicles such as “17 times Obama and Joe Biden proved they have the world’s greatest bromance.” They also cover a variety of topics, including politics, most often with emotionally loaded language such as “Joe Biden tells audience: “I may be Irish, but I’m not stupid” and “A simple warning for the Green Party: don’t screw us on this.”
Editorially, story selection tends to slightly favor the left with stories such as this WATCH: Dublin Bus publish delightful video focusing on Ireland’s older LGBT people for Pride and report negatively on conservatives like this Liz Truss gets absolutely skewered on UK local radio over fracking questions.
Regarding sourcing, they often use extensive quotes and credible sources such as The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and Irish Independent. In general, JOE.ie holds a left-leaning editorial bias and is factual when reporting political news. However, the lists they create are highly subjective and sensational, resulting in a Mostly Factual rating for overall reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate JOE.ie, Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to subjective and sensationalized lists and reports. (M. Huitsing (10/06/2022)
Last Updated on May 26, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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