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.
- In conclusion, we rate Showbiz411 as Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives that moderately favor the left and are Mostly Factual in reporting due to poor sourcing.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Showbiz411 is a Hollywood news, scoops, and film review blog run by gossip blogger Roger Friedman. The website provides extensive coverage on various topics, from current events and popular culture to movie critiques and celebrity updates, among others.
Funded by / Ownership
Showbiz411 is owned and operated by Roger Friedman. The website generates revenue through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In reviewing the content, Showbiz411 publishes news about the entertainment industry with a focus on celebrity gossip and film reviews. The news reporting tends to exhibit tabloid-style journalism. For example, the article “Barron Trump, 17, Used by Father in New Anti-Biden Post on Social Media: All Bets are Off Now on What’s Exempt in Political Coverage” takes a negative view of Donald Trump’s social media post about his son Barron, using phrases like “thrown Barron into the mix,” and “he thinks it’s funny,” which have a critical and mocking tone. It also speculates about Barron’s height, voice, and English proficiency in a way that may be intended to ridicule him, contributing to an overall negative portrayal of Trump and his actions. The website also uses loaded language in its headlines and articles, particularly when discussing controversial topics or individuals. This is evident in the aforementioned article, where the headline suggests a critical stance toward Donald Trump’s use of his son in political discourse.
Another news article titled “Caroline Kennedy’s Son Backs Biden, Knocks Cousin Robert Kennedy: “It’s about a lot more than Camelot and conspiracy theories’” covers Caroline Kennedy’s son, Jack Schlossberg, expressing his support for Joe Biden and distancing himself from his cousin Robert Kennedy Jr. The article has a pro-Biden tone, as it highlights the positive aspects of Joe Biden’s presidency and Jack Schlossberg’s endorsement of him and is critical of his cousin Robert Kennedy Jr.’s candidacy. As a result, the article presents a biased perspective in favor of Joe Biden and against Robert Kennedy Jr. There are no sources provided other than quotations.
In general, Showbiz411 holds a moderate left-leaning editorial bias and is mostly factual in reporting due to poor sourcing techniques.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
In conclusion, we rate Showbiz411 as Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives that moderately favor the left and are Mostly Factual in reporting due to poor sourcing. (M. Huitsing 07/22/2023)
Last Updated on July 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check