These media sources are highly biased toward liberal causes. They 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. Sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we TheGrio Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions the frequently favor the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a failed fact check.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
TheGrio is an American website with news, opinion, entertainment, and video content geared toward African Americans. TheGrio is one of the largest news sources for black America. According to their about page “The goal of theGrio is to satisfy the need of African-Americans to stay informed and connected with our community. TheGrio’s editorial mandate is to focus on news and events that have a unique interest and/or pronounced impact for the African-American audience.”
Funded by / Ownership
TheGrio is owned by Entertainment Studios, which was founded by comedian Byron Allen that operates a group of digital cable and satellite channels. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, TheGrio covers news ranging from entertainment to lifestyle to politics. Articles and headlines utilize moderately loaded language such as this Underwater and on fire: US climate change magnifies extremes. Original reporting is usually properly sourced to left leaning publications such as The Washington Post, New York Times and MSNBC. The website publishes original commentary on news stories as well as syndicated news from the Associated Press.
Editorially, TheGrio presents information with a strong left leaning bias. They frequently report negatively on the Trump Administration such as this Ex-Pence aide voting for Biden due to Trump’s ‘disregard for human life’. They also support policy that is aligned with the Democratic Party such as concern for climate change, African American and LGBTQ rights as well as pro-labor stances. In general, they publish news with a strong left leaning bias that is mostly factual in reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- “Mayor Andrew Gillum says he’s indefinitely suspending his campaign for governor in light of a fatal shooting in Tallahassee at a yoga studio on Friday.” – False
Overall, we TheGrio Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions the frequently favor the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a failed fact check. (11/3/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 9/20/2020)