The Outline – Bias and Credibility

The Outline - Left Bias - Liberal - Progressive - Democrat - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


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.

Update: This source has not published new information in the last 6 months and is placed on the retired list for now.

Factual Reporting: HIGH

The Outline is a New York based digital media company and state their goal as “Our goal is to tell you the most fascinating stories about power, culture, and the future every single day — and to tell those stories in a truly different way.”

The Outline was founded by Joshua Topolsky in 2016. According to their Wiki page, The Outline “raised $5 million from several venture capitalists to start the company, which possesses a liberal and anti-establishment predisposition.” Digiday reports that The Outline’s content is in a card-based format.

The Outline is an evidence-based media company that has a left-wing political bias due to story selection that favors the left. They also use some loaded words in headlines and articles such as “TRUMP WILL PROBABLY BE IMPEACHED.” Further, The Outline always sources its articles to credible media outlets and information. Overall, we rate The Outline left-biased and highly factual in reporting. (M. Huitsing 9/2/2017)


Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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