Has this Media Source failed a fact check? LET US KNOW HERE.


Pluralist - Left Center BiasLEFT-CENTER BIAS

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.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180


The Pluralist is a news and opinion website that covers politics, the media and culture. According to their about page: “The Pluralist covers the American contest of ideas. We break down the competing creeds that shape our politics and culture — and help explain what’s at stake. Forget sides. Our aim is to expand the conversation. Good ideas are worth the risk.”

Funded by / Ownership

The Pluralist does not state who owns the website. They appear to be funded by an over-abundance of advertising that bogs down the website to a crawl. While we understand the need for advertising to survive (we do it), there are limits and they exceed them. Ad Blocker blocked 18 ads on one article. Again, ads are essential and I do not personally use my ad blocker because I want the media to remain free and for sites to make money, but this is a bit much and a burden to the viewer.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Pluralist uses strong loaded language in their headlines such as this: Trump’s Base Melts Down Over President Ordering Airstrikes Against Syria. The Pluralist sources all of their information appropriately using a wide variety of high factual left leaning and least biased sources such as the New York Times and Reuters. While news stories are fairly balanced in reporting more favor the left overall.

A factual search reveals the Pluralist has not failed a fact check. However, on 8/15/2018 they published a misleading article.

Overall, we rate Pluralist Left-Center biased based on story selection that favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 4/15/2018) Updated (8/16/2018)


How do you rate: Pluralist




We signed the Pro-Truth Pledge:
please hold us accountable.

Ads do not necessarily reflect the views of MBFC