New York Observer

New York Observer - Left BiasLEFT BIAS

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.

Factual Reporting: HIGH

Notes: Observer (OB) is an online publication primarily serving New York city. This review centers specifically on OB’s National and International reporting.

Once published by Jared Kushner the Observer was considered a Right Bias site. With Mr. Kushner’s withdrawal from the day to day running of OB the site appears to be in transition. The majority of the articles are listed as opinion pieces although they read more like the type of biased reporting  seen on many left and right biased sites. Most of the current US politics reporting is distinctly Left Bias, specifically showing a pro Bernie Sanders stance. Of the opinion / articles I reviewed, three of them were pro Bernie Sanders. [1] There is still some evidence of Right Bias though, most notably in their International reporting. [2]

That said, the articles on OB are for the most part factual and well sourced. For now, OB earns a Left Bias rating although a re-evaluation at some point is recommended.

[1]  “Former DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile Cashes in After Helping Clinton Win Primaries”

“California Governor Cautions Democrats Not to Go Too Far Left”

“Poll Confirms Bernie Sanders Is the Most Popular Politician in the Country”

[2] “In Britain, Far Left Group’s Death Threats Undermine Democracy” (D. Kelley 7/12/2017)