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 Stranger Left Biased based on editorial positions that mostly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1991, The Stranger is an alternative weekly newspaper in Seattle, Washington, USA. They cover news, food, entertainment, and culture for the Seattle area. The current publisher is Laurie Saito.
Funded by / Ownership
The Stranger is owned by Index Newspapers LLC. Revenue is derived through both digital and print advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Stranger is a print and online paper that covers news, food, entertainment and culture for the greater Seattle area. Articles and headlines sometimes contain moderately loaded language such as this: Two Officers Punched a Man. Only One Should Be Suspended, Oversight Board Reports. Besides covering Seattle life, The Stranger also covers politics with a left-leaning bias through frequently denigrating President Trump such as this Trump Is Running Against Democracy. They also advocate for liberal-leaning policies such as Marijuana legalization. In general, editorial positions always favor the left such as this The Astrological Signs of Horrible People, which only displays those with conservative philosophy. In general, the news is reported factually and with a strong left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate The Stranger Left Biased based on editorial positions that mostly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (11/15/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/24/2020)