Last updated on November 15th, 2020 at 04:44 pm
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.
- 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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, as well as Canada and Europe. The Thrillist does not provide an about or contact page, however, they do list the author’s names with a link to their Twitter handle.
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. The website generates revenue through advertising and sponsored content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Thrillist publishes news pertaining to food, travel, and entertainment. They list major cities across the USA, Canada and Europe and then provides information about what to do in those locations. For example, if you click on Atlanta you will see articles such as 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 President Trump such as 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.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
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)