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 Towleroad Left-Center biased based on editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Towleroad is a blog founded by Andy Towle and is based in New York City. Towle, who is gay, started his blog Towleroad in 2003. The blog focuses on the gay lifestyle, pop culture, photography, politics, media, entertainment, technology, and travel.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not explain that Andy Towle is the owner and revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Towleroad website reports news and information from a left-leaning perspective such as this Top Federal Election Official Schools Trump: ‘Counting Ballots — All of ‘Em — Is the Appropriate, Proper, and Very Legal Way to Determine Who Won’. This story is sourced from Common Dreams. Original reporting also features loaded language such as this Trump Lies to Voters: Most States Let You Change Your Vote from Biden to Me – ‘Go Do It!’ This story is properly sourced. In general, most news is factual and well-sourced with a strong left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Towleroad Left-Center biased based on editorial positions. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/25/2016) Updated (10/28/2020)