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 the New Statesman Left Biased based on story selection that mostly favors the left and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180
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 then 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, which is a data analytics and media company that was established in 1999 and has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 2000. It was previously called Progressive Digital Media and before that, the TMN Group. Revenue is generated through advertising and subscription fees.
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. This story, like most on the New Statesman, 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 President Trump. In general, most stories favor the left and denigrate the right.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the New Statesman Left Biased based on story selection that mostly favors the left and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/13/2016) Updated (5/26/2019)