The Baffler

Last updated on May 29th, 2021 at 06:40 pm

The Baffler _ Left Bias - Progressive - Socialist - Credible - ReliableFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


LEFT BIAS

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 information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.

  • Overall, we rate The Baffler Left Biased based on editorial positions that align with the progressive left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY

History

Founded in 1988, The Baffler is a magazine of cultural, political, and business analysis. Its motto was “the journal that blunts the cutting edge.” According to their about page, “Our regular subjects include Silicon Valley snake oil, the deadening weight of consumer capitalism, our faithless media, and the redemptive promise of people claiming control of their own lives.” The current editor-in-chief is Jonathon Sturgeon.

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Funded by / Ownership

The Baffler Foundation owns The Baffler. Subscription fees, donations, and bookstore sales generate revenue.

Analysis / Bias

The Baffler covers a wide range of topics through solid journalism that is hard-hitting and, at times, humorous. They also cover politics from a progressive/socialist perspective, such as this Nationalism Kills and The Long Brutality, which focuses on social justice and equality for African-Americans.

Editorially, almost all stories favor the left through pointing out income inequality, Irreconcilable Billionaires, and concern for climate change Climate Will Change Faster Than We Will. While The Baffler occasionally promotes Socialist ideas such as strong support for labor, LGBTQ rights, and a negative perception of capitalism, that is not their primary focus. In general, The Baffler aligns strongly with the progressive left and is factual in reporting.

Failed Fact Checks

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Overall, we rate The Baffler Left Biased based on editorial positions that align with the progressive left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/7/2017) Updated (5/29/2021)

Source: https://thebaffler.com/

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