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 using appeal 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.
- Overall, we rate Opposing Views Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources such as the Daily Mail, sensationalized headlines, as well as a lack of transparency.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2001, Opposing Views (also known as OV) is an American digital news website headquartered in Los Angeles. According to their about page “Opposing Views provides balanced coverage in an increasingly partisan media climate. We give an unfiltered look at politics, societal issues, international affairs, and culture to help you make informed decisions on what matters most.”
The website lacks transparency as they do not openly disclose ownership, authors, or editors.
Funded by / Ownership
Opposing Views is published through The Maven Network but does not disclose an owner. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Opposing Views presents original and aggregated news articles from across the political spectrum with the primary theme being sensationalized stories designed to garner clicks. Here are some sample headlines and stories:
- Woman Says Restaurant Threw Her Out Over Trump Hat – Original Source the Questionable Daily Mail
- Man Finally Wakes Up From Night Of Heavy Drinking, Gets Biggest Shock Of His Life (Video) – Source Daily Mail
- Woman Left In Tears After Trip To Salon Takes Unfortunate Turn
Editorially, Opposing Views often reports negatively on President Trump with loaded emotional headlines such as this: Trump Compared To Adolf Hitler. The website also reports negatively on the left with stories such as this: Socialist Group That Pushes For $20 Minimum Wage Offers $13 In Job Ad. This story is sourced to the factually Mixed Newsmax. When it comes to science they support the consensus with human influenced climate change, vaccinations, and GMOs.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Opposing Views Left-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources such as the Daily Mail, sensationalized headlines, as well as a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 5/15/2017) Updated (9/23/2020)