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 Ringer Left-Center biased based on story selection that favors the left and High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
American sports columnist, author, podcaster, and former HBO and ESPN sports personality Bill Simmons founded The Ringer in 2016. The Ringer is a sports, pop culture, and tech website. They also produce podcasts and documentaries that host athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures. The Ringer’s podcast network covers both sports and pop culture that, includes Bill Simmon’s Podcast, The J.J. Redick Podcast, The Dave Chang Show, and more.
Funded by / Ownership
Spotify Technologies owns The Ringer. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Ringer occasionally publishes news and commentary related to politics, which we will cover for this review.
The Ringer uses moderately loaded words in their headlines, such as this: The Case for Indicting Donald Trump. In another article titled: “Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un, and the Art of the Raw Deal,” there is loaded language used in the body of the article “The president may have made major diplomatic strides in Singapore while almost simultaneously insulting our closest allies. Is Trump trolling the world?” Regarding sourcing, The Ringer usually uses credible sources such as the Washington Post, CNN, AP News, The Hill, and the Wall Street Journal. In general, most political stories favor the left while being critical of the right.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Ringer Left-Center biased based on story selection that favors the left and High for factual reporting due to the use of credible sources. (M. Huitsing 6/22/2018) Updated (01/14/2023)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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