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 Vulture Left-Center Biased based on story selection that moderately favors 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
Funded by / Ownership
Vulture is owned by Vox Media, which is a digital publishing network founded by Jerome Armstrong, Tyler Bleszinski, and Markos Moulitsas and based in Washington, D.C. According to a Nieman Lab article, Vox Media had eight editorial brands and a custom advertising division. These are (sports-focused) SB Nation, (tech site) The Verge, (real estate blog) Curbed, (food and nightlife) Eater, (technology news) Racked, (news hub) Vox, and (technology business) Recode.
However, in 2019 they merged with New York Media adding New York Magazine, The Cut, and others. Further, a New York Times article dated 2015 states that NBC Universal, which Comcast owns, invested $200 Million in Vox Media. Revenue for Vulture is generated through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Vulture primarily covers entertainment news; however, when they cover news related to politics, they have a left-leaning bias in story selection. Vulture uses moderately loaded words when describing conservatives: “Colbert Sings a Scathing Cowboy Ballad for Roy Moore and the Horse He Rode in On.” Further, all articles are well-sourced to credible media outlets.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Vulture Left-Center Biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 1/20/2018) Updated (10/31/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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