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 as 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 because satire is mixed with factual news, which is misleading.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
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
Rebecca Schoenkopf owns the website, 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, former President Trump, such as this: Obvious Omarosa Says Trump Wants A Race War. We Say YA THINK? Wonkette generally sources its information from credible media outlets such as The Washington Post and then adds biased commentary to support a liberal narrative.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Wonkette as 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 because satire is mixed with factual news, which is misleading. (5/15/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 10/18/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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