Last updated on June 30th, 2021 at 09:00 pm
These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate The Flip Side Least Biased based on providing a balance of opinions without editorializing content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to providing sources and counter-arguments from both left and right perspectives.
Bias Rating: LEAST BIASED
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2017, The Flip Side is a website that produces a daily newsletter covering both left and right perspectives on news stories. According to their about page, “The Flip Side is on a mission to help bridge the gap between liberals and conservatives.” They further state, “It’s hard to convince liberals to watch Fox or conservatives to watch MSNBC. But if everyone takes 5 minutes a day to read The Flip Side, we’ll have a starting point when talking to our friends and neighbors.”
The current editors are Annafi Wahid and Jihan Varisco. You can view their masthead here.
Funded by / Ownership
According to their about page, the Flip Side does not clearly state ownership, but they have a 2 person board. Revenue is derived through a Patreon account.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Flip Side produces a daily newsletter that focuses on one primary topic. They then break this news down into left and right columns that feature summaries of Op-eds from media sources or writers who fall on either side. The Flip Side uses several third-party resources to determine bias, such as Allsides, Pew, and Media Bias Fact Check.
The Flip Side does not produce original content or commentary but rather curates news from other sources. An example of a daily newsletter is as follows. On December 9th, the news story of the day was “Impeachment.” The newsletter provides snippets of the news from the least biased sources such as the Associated Press and Reuters. Next, they provide columns called “From the Left” and “From the Right.” Below this column, they list a general left and right-wing perspective for the topic. In this case, they indicate that the Left favors impeachment and the right are not. Finally, they publish snippets/summaries of op-eds and news reports from a wide variety of sources. For example, on the Left, they use The Atlantic, Washington Post, LA Times, New York Times, and the Guardian. On the Right, they utilize National Review, Washington Examiner, and Hot Air.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate The Flip Side Least Biased based on providing a balance of opinions without editorializing content. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to providing sources and counter-arguments from both left and right perspectives. (D. Van Zandt 01/05/2020) Updated (6/30/2021)