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 Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency, sensationalized headlines and light promotion of pseudoscience.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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 but does not clearly indicate an editor, which demonstrates a lack of transparency.
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Funded by / Ownership
The List lacks transparency as they do not clearly list an owner. Revenue is derived through advertising.
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 to 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 is numerous articles that could be best described as not proven, but certainly not blatant pseudoscience 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.
Overall, we rate The List Left-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency, sensationalized headlines and light promotion of pseudoscience. (D. Van Zandt 4/3/2020)
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