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 Wonkette strongly left biased based on story selection and opinions that always favor the left and denigrate the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to satire being mixed with factual news, which is misleading.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2004, Wonkette is a news and opinion website with a very strong liberal bias that consistently mocks Republicans/Conservatives. The current owner and editor is Rebecca Schoenkopf.
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by Rebecca Schoenkopf and revenue is generated through donations. They do not run display advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Wonkette is a hybrid website that publishes satirical content mixed with real factual news. One consistency is the use of sharp sarcasm that always denigrates the right. Headlines and stories always contain loaded emotional language and quite often profanity: In The Matter Of Diamond And Silk’s Very Real Lawyer v. Wonkette: Bring It, Sh*thead. The majority of stories are highly negative toward conservatives and in particular President Trump, such as this: Obvious Omarosa Says Trump Wants A Race War. We Say YA THINK?. In general, Wonkette sources their information from credible media outlets such as The Washington Post and then adds biased commentary to support a liberal narrative.
A factual search reveals that Wonkette has made a few half-true claims, but has not outright failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Wonkette strongly left biased based on story selection and opinions that always favor the left and denigrate the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to satire being mixed with factual news, which is misleading. (5/15/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 8/31/2019)