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 Socialist Standard Left Biased based on editorial positions that favor the socialist left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a complete lack of sourcing information.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180
Founded in 1904, Socialist Standard is a monthly socialist magazine published by the Socialist Party of Great Britain (SPGB). The magazine focuses mainly on socialist advocacy and Marxian analysis of current events, particularly those affecting the United Kingdom. The current editors are Edgar Hardcastle and Gilbert McLatchie.
Funded by / Ownership
Socialist Standard is owned by the Socialist Party of Great Britain (SPGM) and is funded through advertising, an online store, subscriptions and newsstand fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Socialist Standard covers news and events through a Marxist perspective with articles such as this: EDITORIAL: WORKING CLASS LIVES MATTER. This opinion piece is not sourced at all. In another story THE CASE FOR SOCIALISM, there is again zero sourcing of information. A review of numerous articles shows a complete lack of hyperlinked sourcing to outside verifiable sources. In general, this is a strongly left-leaning source that is opposed to capitalism and does not source information properly.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Socialist Standard Left Biased based on editorial positions that favor the socialist left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a complete lack of sourcing information. (D. Van Zandt 8/20/2016) Updated (7/23/2020)