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 Out Magazine Left Biased based on story selection and editorial bias that usually favors liberal/progressive policies. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1992, Out is an American LGBTQ fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle magazine, with the highest circulation of any LGBTQ monthly publication in the United States. It presents itself in an editorial manner similar to Details, Esquire, and GQ. The website lists staff with the editor in chief being listed as Phillip Picardi.
Funded by / Ownership
Out is owned by Here Media, which publishes several LGBTQ titles such as Here TV, The Advocate, Gay.com and Pride.com. Revenue is generated through print sales and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Out publishes stories related to gay culture and lifestyle as well as news and entertainment. The content is original, often sourcing to interviews and credible media outlets. Out clearly labels opinion pieces as Commentary and news by category such as this in the Politics section: A Patchwork of Anti-Discrimination Laws Don’t Protect LGBTQ+ Workers, and this one from the fashion category: Karl Lagerfeld, Designer of Chanel and Fendi, Dead at 85. They also republish stories that are carried on The Advocate. A review of sourcing demonstrates appropriate sources such as Ballotpedia, The Guardian and the Human Rights Campaign.
Editorially, Out advocates for LGBTQ rights as well as liberal politicians who support their cause such as this: These Hate Groups Want the Supreme Court to Erase Trans People and this: Bernie Sanders Bravely Asks Us to Consider a Straight President. They also do not have a positive opinion regarding conservatives and President Donald Trump: SPLC’s Trump Report Shows ‘Profoundly Negative Impact’ on Students at Schools. In general, reporting is factual with story selection heavily favoring the left.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Out Magazine Left Biased based on story selection and editorial bias that usually favors liberal/progressive policies. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/7/2019)