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.
- Overall, we rate The List Left-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in factual reporting due to sensationalized headlines and the light promotion of pseudoscience.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
The List is a women’s news and lifestyle site. According to their about page “We pride ourselves on being original and well-researched, and we don’t sugarcoat things. But we’re not here for salacious gossip.” The website lists staff and ownership, indicating transparency.
Funded by / Ownership
Static Media owns The List. Static Media’s investors include Mark Cuban and the investment firm Greycroft. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The List generally publishes clickbait-type stories with interesting headlines such as this When you drink Diet Coke every day, this is what happens to your body. This story is reasonably sourced from Healthline and the Mayo Clinic. Many stories focus on entertainment and lifestyle, such as this: The weird reason Brandi Glanville dumped David Schwimmer.
Under the health tab, there are numerous articles that could be best described as not proven, but certainly not blatant pseudosciences such as this The truth about your root chakra and this When you drink pickle juice every day, this is what happens to your body. While this source does publish factual content, much is the kind you find in clickbait ads under the content of websites. When reporting on politics, they generally stick with facts and clickbait-type articles such as this: The truth about floating hospitals. In general, this source is hard to classify as they focus on the sensational, but more stories favor the left by a slight margin.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The List Left-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in factual reporting due to sensationalized headlines and the light promotion of pseudoscience. (D. Van Zandt 4/3/2020) Updated (07/31/2022)
Last Updated on October 8, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check