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New Sources on the Political Spectrum


What news sources are left-leaning, centrist, or right-leaning?
There is no completely clear answer to this question because there is no one exact methodology to measure and rate the partisan bias of news sources.

Here are a couple of resources that can help:



All Sides is a news website that presents multiple sources side by side in order to provide the full scope of news reporting.

The Allsides Bias Ratings page allows you to filter a list of news sources by bias (left, center, right).



In the Middle

Common Ground: Centrist News Sources

  • Wall Street Journal
  • BBC News
  • USA Today


Almost Center News Sources

  • NPR
  • PBS NewsHour

Sources on the Left and Right

Towards the Left

  • New York Times
  • Washington Post


Far Left

  • Huffington Post
  • Mother Jones


Towards the Right

  • Fox News


Far Right

  • The Blaze / Glenn Beck Program
  • Drudge Report



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