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.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Notes: Splinter News is formerly known as Fusion, which a is multi-platform endeavor owned by Univision Communications Inc. that includes Fusion TV, The Onion, The AV Club, The Root, Clickhole, Starwipe, The Flama and El Rey Network, now rebranded as of July 2017 as Splinter News. Dodai Stewart is the Editor in Chief and according to Variety.com, she says “The site will focus on news and political commentary for a justice-minded, inclusive, and incisive audience,” Splinter News curates stories from mostly left leaning sources that include: Jezebel, The Root, Gizmodo, Deadspin, Jalopnik, Kotaku, and Lifehacker.
In review, Splinter News uses loaded words in their headlines and articles such as “That Time a Powerful Senator Called the White House a Day–Care Center.” They tend to source their articles well, however they sometimes source to blogs such as slowlyboiledfrog.com. Splinter also publishes stories with sensational headlines such as “After Being Kicked Out of a Christian School, Trans Teen Becomes a Homecoming King.” Overall, we rate Splinter mixed for factual reporting due to use of fringe sources, such as blogs and left biased through story selection that favors the left. (M. Huitsing 10/9/2017)