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 Rewire.news Left Biased based on reporting and policy positions that almost always favor the left. 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
Rewire.news is a website focused on reproductive and sexual health from a pro-reproductive rights perspective. The website began as a UN Foundation blog in 2006, and became its own nonprofit organization in January 2012. The publication focuses on reproductive and sexual health from a pro–reproductive rights perspective. It also covers issues such as racial, environmental, immigration, and economic justice. According to their about page “We publish news, analysis, and investigative reporting created by professional journalists, editors, and multimedia experts. We also offer vigorous commentary, debate, and opinion rooted in fact and considered thinking.”
In 2018, Rewire was renamed Rewire.news. The current editor is Jodi Jacobson.
Funded by / Ownership
Rewire.news is a nonprofit organization that is funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Rewire.news primary covers reproductive news with moderately loaded words such this: Telemedicine Abortion Is Safe, No Matter What Anti-Choice Lawmakers Claim. This story is properly sourced to medical journals as well as the think tank Guttmacher Institute and Amnesty International. Other stories cover economic justice such as this: Trump’s Newest Plan for SNAP Would Trap Workers in Poverty. Again, this is sourced properly to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. When it comes to science they support the consensus on climate change. In general, Rewire.News reports news with a strongly left leaning political bias, but properly sources their information to factual content.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Rewire.news Left Biased based on reporting and policy positions that almost always favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 10/17/2016) Updated (7/30/2019)