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 appealing 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.
Update: News and Guts stopped publishing in May 2022; however, the website and its archive content are still online; therefore, we will not retire the site on this review.
- Overall, we rate News and Guts on the far end of Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor liberal positions. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, not for their content which is generally factual, but for not disclosing ownership and funding.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
News and Guts is an independent media company founded in 2017 by long-time news journalist Dan Rather. According to their about page, “News and Guts is a multimedia production company with offices in New York; San Francisco; and Austin, Texas. Founded by iconic newsman Dan Rather, it brings together a team of experienced journalists and storytellers with a focus on high-quality nonfiction content.”
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not openly disclose ownership; however, we have determined that billionaire Mark Cuban provided the primary seed funding for this website through research. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, although funded through billionaire Mark Cuban, the website maintains that Dan Rather has complete editorial control over the content presented. News and Guts primarily aggregate news from other sources such as Bloomberg, the Daily Beast, CNN, and other left-leaning media outlets. Original content comes from News and Guts staff or Dan Rather himself and is usually properly sourced. However, there are times when original content features loaded emotional language such as this: Dan Rather: We Have Seen Cowardice When We Need Leadership.
Editorially, News and Guts often do not report favorably on the right or former President Trump, such as this: Will Your Drinking Water be Safe? Trump Dumps Obama Clean-Water Rules. This story is properly sourced to the New York Times and Washington Post. In general, story selection favors the moderate left and is always sourced to credible information.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate News and Guts on the far end of Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor liberal positions. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, not for their content which is generally factual, but for not disclosing ownership and funding. (D. Van Zandt 2/4/2017) Updated (05/03/2023)
Last Updated on June 28, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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