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 Mediaite Left Biased based on story selection that almost always favors the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to misleading sensational headlines and the occasional use of poor sources.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2009, Mediaite is a liberal news and opinion blog covering politics and entertainment in the media industry. It is the flagship blog of Abrams Media, a ring of blogs run by ABC legal analyst Dan Abrams. The primary purpose of the site is to report news from and about mainstream media sources. The managing editor is Aidan McLaughlin.
Funded by / Ownership
Mediaite is owned by Abrams Media and generates revenue primarily through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Mediaite reports news with a left-leaning bias through both story selection and wording such as this, Trump Fumes After Watching MSNBC, Takes Aim at Parent Company: ‘Such Lies’ and Trump’s Bizarre Statement About the Moon and Mars Rockets Across Twitter. This latter story is sourced from just tweets. Sourcing, in general, seems to frequently come from social media and Youtube videos. Story selection almost always favors the left and utilizes sensational headlines. In general, this is a strongly left-leaning source that selects stories that favor the left and does not always source properly.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Mediaite Left Biased based on story selection that almost always favors the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to misleading sensational headlines and the occasional use of poor sources. (8/21/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 2/14/2021)