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: Launched in 1981, Now Toronto also known as Now Magazine is an alternative entertainment weekly from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Now Magazine is owned by Michael Hollett and Alice Klein. Alice Klein is also the editor of the Now Magazine.
Now Magazine coverage features news, culture, arts, and entertainment. According to their about page Now Magazine is a certified B Corporation. B is for “benefit,” and B Corps are a new global designation for sustainable businesses. Now publishes on recycled paper with vegetable inks.
In review, Now utilizes moderate loaded words in their headlines such as “Inquiry into alleged Bruce McArthur murders puts chief in hot seat” and typically they source to credible sources such as The Star, CBC News (Canadian), NY Times, and The Guardian, however, they also use unreviewed sources such as strategyonline.ca, aqualitas.ca and cannabisatwork.com.
Now Magazine presents left-biased coverage of USA news such as “Trump’s Colonel Blimp brigade pushing Trudeau government to rapidly increase military spending.” They also criticize PM Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, for example, “Libs’ marijuana legalization tour touches down in the Big Smoke and things quickly get wacky. Message to Justin: dude, the hypocrisy is becoming a little too hard to take.” Overall, we rate Now Magazine HIGH for factual reporting due to thorough sourcing and Left Biased through story selection that favors the left. (M. Huitsing 3/22/2018)