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 Washington Blade Left-Center biased based on story selection that favors left-leaning issues 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: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1969, The Washington Blade is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) newspaper in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The Blade is the oldest LGBT newspaper in the United States and the third-largest by circulation. The Blade is often called America’s gay newspaper of record because it chronicles LGBT news locally, nationally, and internationally. The New York Times said the Blade is considered “one of the most influential publications written for a gay audience.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Washington Blade is owned by Brown Naff Pitts Omnimedia, Inc. The Blade is funded through advertising, sales, and a subscription model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Washington Blade publishes news about LGBT issues and the community. There is minimal use of loaded language in articles such as this: John McCain leaves complicated legacy on LGBT rights. Story selection tends to favor the left as they cover social issues related to the LGBT community. Information contained in the stories is properly sourced from credible media outlets and is usually balanced and well-written.
Editorially most stories favor the left, such as this Fla. rule would effectively ban gender-affirming care for minors. They also present negative opinions of conservatives, such as this Child drag queen’s mother blasts conservative critics. Generally, the news is reported factually with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Washington Blade Left-Center biased based on story selection that favors left-leaning issues and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (5/12/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/31/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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