The Varsity

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The Varsity - Left Center BiasLEFT-CENTER BIAS

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.

Factual Reporting: HIGH

Notes: The Varsity, founded in 1880, is a student newspaper from the  University of Toronto/Canada. They have 6 sections which are news, comment, features, arts, science, and sports. The Varsity is entirely student-run, and is funded through advertising and a student levy.

The Varsity,in its editorials uses minimally loaded headlines such as “Condemning hatred in Charlottesville is just the beginning. Media organizations and educational institutions must avoid equivocation when encountering white supremacy”. They typically link to verifiable media sources such as CNBC and BBC. They also source through quotations and interviews. With story selection, The Varsity tends to slightly favor the left. Overall, we rate them as Left-Center Biased through editorial positions and HIGH for factual reporting. (M. Huitsing 9/12/2017)


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