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 PinkNews Left Biased based on editorial positions that favor liberal policy. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180
Founded in 2005, PinkNews is a UK-based online newspaper marketed to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community (LGBT). The paper covers politics, religion, entertainment, finance, and community news for the LGBT community in the UK and worldwide. The editor is Nick Duffy. According to their about page “PinkNews stands for the fundamental rights of the entire LGBT+ community and its allies. We acknowledge the individual experience and work to represent a diverse and intersectional community.”
Funded by / Ownership
PinkNews is a part of the PinkNews Media Group Limited, which is owned by Benjamin Cohen. Revenue is generated through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, PinkNews reports on the political progress of LGBT rights around the world and carries interviews with cultural figures, politicians and British Prime Ministers. News headlines often contain loaded emotional wording such as this: ‘You f**king queer p**fs’: Gay bakers sent hate-filled homophobic letter. This story is appropriately sourced to the Evening News. The paper often reports negatively on conservatives and evangelical Christians such as this: ‘How can you be lesbian and Christian?’ Home Office using religion against LGBT asylum seekers, says report. Most content on PinkNews is original and well-sourced.
Editorially, PinkNews does not endorse candidates based on party, but rather on whether they are pro-LGBT. PinkNews clearly labels their opinion pieces and most often they are well sourced to credible information. Op-Ed’s favor gay rights and liberal positions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the last 5 years
Overall, we rate PinkNews Left Biased based on editorial positions that favor liberal policy. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/12/2016) Updated (7/21/2020)