The Texas Observer

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Texas Observer - Left BiasLEFT BIAS

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.

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180


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.

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 advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, The Texas Observer reports news with a left leaning bias in story selection. There is 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 as well as pro-environment and pro-civil rights. Essentially, they support positions championed by the left.

A factual search reveals The Texas Observer has never failed a fact check.

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)


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