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 Walrus Left Biased based on strongly left-leaning editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: Canada 16/180
Founded in 2003, The Walrus is a Canadian general interest magazine that publishes long-form journalism on Canadian and international affairs, along with fiction and poetry by Canadian writers. The current editor is Jessica Johnson. According to their about page: “The Walrus provokes new thinking and sparks conversation on matters vital to Canadians. As a registered charity, we publish independent, fact-based journalism, produce national, ideas-focused events, and train emerging professionals in publishing and non-profit management.”
Funded by / Ownership
The magazine and website are owned by the Walrus Foundation and revenue are derived through advertising, subscriptions, and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Walrus publishes well written long-form journalism covering the topics of Environment, Business, Health, Politics. the Arts and Society. Headlines and articles often utilize strongly loaded words such as this: What to Read When the World is On Fire and this Why Canada Should Interfere in the 2020 American Election. Neither of these stories utilizes hyperlinked sourcing on the website, however, these are print articles that cannot. With that said, they indicate where the information comes from which is appropriate.
Editorially, The Walrus reports negatively on conservatives such as this: Stephen Harper and the Theo-cons, while reporting favorably on the progressive left: Fake Left, Go Right. In general, The Walrus reports news factually and uses credible sourcing, while promoting a progressive bias in story selection.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate The Walrus Left Biased based on strongly left-leaning editorial positions and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (5/15/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 11/28/2019)