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 Week Left Biased based on story selection that frequently favors the left as well as strongly left-leaning editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a reasonable fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The Week was launched by Jolyon Connell and Jeremy O’Grady in 1995. It has US and UK Editions, with the US Edition launched in 2001.
The Week is a newsweekly website that covers the topics of News and Opinion as well as Science and Technology, with sections for Speed Reads, Business and more. The Week also has the magazine edition which is subscription only. Here is the complete staff list. The Week US edition is headquartered in New York.
Funded by / Ownership
The Week is owned by Dennis Publishing Ltd, which was founded by Felix Dennis. In July 2018, Exponent, a British private equity firm, acquired Dennis Publishing Ltd. The US publisher is The Week Publications Inc. The Week rely on digital advertising for revenue.
Analysis / Bias
This review covers the US edition only. The Week publishes political news with emotionally loaded headlines such as “How Bernie Sanders would dismantle the American empire” and “Trump apparently once burst into a White House meeting to rave about a picture of Abraham Lincoln.” Further, they source from credible sources such as the Associated Press, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Hill, New York Times, and The Nation. They also have a section called “5 Things you need to know”, which is a summary of the top 5 news stories of the day derived from credible media sources.
Editorially and politically, The Week presents opinions with left-wing bias and frequent negative reports on President Donald Trump, such as this: “Donald Trump is the worst presidential negotiator in history.” In general, news reporting falls within the left-center category, however, editorially they are strongly left-biased.
A factual search reveals they have failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Week Left Biased based on story selection that frequently favors the left as well as strongly left-leaning editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a reasonable fact check record. (5/18/2016) Updated (M. Huitsing 2/21/2020)