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 Texas Observer Left Biased based on story selection and political positions that mostly favor the 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
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1954, by Frankie Randolph and Ronnie Dugger, The Texas Observer is a bi-monthly politics magazine that claims to cover news that the traditional media does not. The Observer has won numerous awards and distinctions in its history.
According to its about page, “The Texas Observer is a progressive nonprofit news outlet and print magazine covering the Lone Star State. The Observer strives to make Texas a more equitable place through investigative reporting, narrative storytelling, and political and cultural coverage and commentary.”
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Funded by / Ownership
The Texas Observer is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization held by the Texas Democracy Foundation. The magazine is funded through subscriptions and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Texas Observer reports news with a left-leaning bias in story selection. There is the moderate use of loaded words such as this: Despite Trump and Rick Perry’s Best Efforts, Another Coal Plant Eats the Dust in Texas. Although this story does convey emotional wording, it is well-sourced to credible and factual sources.
The Texas Observer highlights a few different political areas, such as Pro-Immigration positions and pro-environment and pro-civil rights. Essentially, they support positions championed by the left. Editorially they are left-biased and fact-based.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Texas Observer Left Biased based on story selection and political positions that mostly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/3/2018) Updated (01/05/2023)
Last Updated on January 5, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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