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 appealing 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.
- Overall, we rate the Thrillist Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2004 by Ben Lerer, the Thrillist is a media website covering food, drink, travel, and entertainment. The website covers major cities in the USA, Canada, and Europe. The Thrillist does not provide an about or contact page; however, they list the author’s names with a link to their Twitter handle.
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Funded by / Ownership
In 2016, the Thrillist merged with The Dodo, Nowthis News, and The Seeker to form Group Nine Media. At the time of the merger, Discovery Inc. invested 100 million dollars into Group Nine Media. Vox Media currently owns them. The website generates revenue through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Thrillist publishes news about food, travel, and entertainment. They list major cities across the USA, Canada, and Europe and then provide information about what to do in those locations. For example, if you click on Atlanta, you will see articles like this: Everything You Need to Do in Atlanta This Weekend. This article provides information and links regarding events occurring within Atlanta. Under the Food and Drink tab, you will find articles reviewing different foods, products, and restaurants.
Editorially, the Thrillist does not typically report on politics; however, they occasionally mock former President Trump like this: The President’s ‘Hamberders’ Boast Has Become a Hilarious Meme. Furthermore, they frequently report on LGBTQ events and provide options for entertainment and safety, such as this: The Most LGBTQ-Friendly City in Every Red State in America. In general, the Thrillist reports on entertainment with minimal bias. Politically they lean left and source their information properly.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Thrillist Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 6/21/2019) Updated (12/31/2022)
Last Updated on December 31, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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