These media sources are moderate 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 Narwhal Left Biased based on editorial perspectives that align with the progressive left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: EXCELLENT
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2018 by Carol Linnitt and Emma Gilchrist, The Narwhal is an online magazine that reports on climate change and the environment in Canada. Linnitt and Gilchrist worked together on the Desmog Blog, a website that exposes climate misinformation and the funding of anti-climate organizations and companies.
According to their about page, “Our team of investigative journalists dives deep to tell stories about the natural world in Canada you can’t find anywhere else.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Narwhal News Society, a British Columbia-based non-profit, owns The Narwhal. In March 2021, The Narwhal became Canada’s first English-language registered journalism organization. Donations fund the project.
Analysis / Bias
The Narwhal publishes in-depth reports, analyses, and opinion pieces related to climate change and the Canadian environment. News articles use moderately loaded emotional headlines that reflect the article’s content, such as this Here’s the dirt: how Doug Ford is shaping Ontario’s environmental laws in his second term. Like all others reviewed, this story is properly sourced to credible outlets such as government sites and the National Observer.
Editorially, The Narwhal is often critical of the fossil fuel and logging industries, with reports such as this Documents reveal how Alberta oil and gas industry used pandemic to push ‘wish list’. They also appropriately label opinion pieces that strongly favor progressive left perspectives, such as this The ‘new’ face of environmental racism in Quebec. In general, The Narwhal is fact-based and holds progressive left editorial positions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Narwhal Left Biased based on editorial perspectives 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 12/26/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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