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.
- Overall, we rate The Mary Sue Left Biased based on story selection and political advocacy that favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to a failed fact check that was not corrected.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2011 by Dan Abrams, The Mary Sue is a news and opinion website that focuses mostly on entertainment and technology news. According to their about page “The Mary Sue is the geek girl’s guide to the universe. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, feminist community of people who not only love what they love but care about others who love it and have an intense passion for those who create it.” The current editors are Kaila Hale-Stern and Dan Van Winkle.
Funded by / Ownership
The Mary Sue is owned by the Abrams Media Network, which also owns the left-leaning Mediaite. The website generates revenue through advertising, subscription fees, and sells Mary Sue branded products.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Mary Sue offers news and opinions of geek culture from a female perspective. Topics covered are gaming, technology, entertainment, and politics. When covering politics there is a strong left-leaning bias in story selection and wording such as this: Twitter Creates Epic Ivanka Trump Memes After Her Embarrassing Attempt to Interact with World Leaders and this Donald Trump Is Planning the Worst Fourth of July Party. This latter story is appropriately sourced to left-leaning sources such as the Washington Post, Huff Post, and Vox. Many articles offer a pro-feminist perspective such as this: We’re Here for Two Teenagers Who Started a Feminist Club at Their All-Male School. In general, story selection and political advocacy align with the left.
A factual search reveals one failed fact check by an IFCN fact checker that was not corrected.
Overall, we rate The Mary Sue Left Biased based on story selection and political advocacy that favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to a failed fact check that was not corrected. (D. Van Zandt 8/5/2017) Update (7/2/2019)