These media sources are moderate 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 appealing 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 the New Statesman Left Biased based on story selection that favors the left and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The New Statesman is a British political and cultural magazine published in London. Founded as a weekly review of politics and literature on 12 April 1913, it was connected with Sidney and Beatrice Webb and other leading members of the socialist Fabian Society. The magazine has, according to its present self-description, holds a liberal, skeptical political position.
Funded by / Ownership
New Statesman is owned by GlobalData PLC, a data analytics and media company established in 1999 and listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2000. It was previously called Progressive Digital Media and, before that, the TMN Group. Advertising and subscription fees generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The New Statesman reports news and opinions with a left-leaning bias in story selection and wording such as this: It is getting harder and harder for Nancy Pelosi to resist calls to impeach Trump. Like most on the New Statesman, this story utilizes credible sources such as Roll Call and the Washington Post. For the most part, stories are opposed to conservatives, whether it be the US version of the New Statesman or the UK version such as this: Rory Stewart has said what many Conservative moderates are thinking about Boris Johnson. When it comes to UK politics, the New Statesman does not support Brexit, and when it comes to US politics, they do not support former President Trump. In general, most stories favor the left and denigrate the right.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the New Statesman Left Biased based on story selection that favors the left and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/13/2016) Updated (05/18/2023)
Last Updated on June 28, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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