Steve August 1, 2020
daily-source-bias-check:-red-pepper

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 Red Pepper strongly Left Biased based on editorial positions that align with a socialist perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH


Country: United Kingdom


World Press Freedom Rank: UK 35/180

History

Founded in 1995, Red Pepper is an independent “socialist” magazine based in the UK. The current co-editors are Ruth Potts, Hilary Wainwright, and Michael Calderbank. According to their about page “Red Pepper is a quarterly magazine and website of left politics and culture. We’re a socialist publication drawing on feminist, green and anti-racist politics. We seek to be a space for debate on the left, a resource for movements for social justice, and a home for open-minded anti-capitalists.”

Read our profile on UK Media and Government.

Funded by / Ownership

Red Pepper is a non-profit that is funded through donations and advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Red Pepper is quarterly magazine and website that reports from a left socialist perspective. Articles and headlines contain moderately loaded language with the headline accurately describing the content of the article such as this Prison profits over healthcare. This story like all others reviewed is properly sourced to gov.co.uk, Instituteforgovernment.org, and Springer.com. 

Editorially, Red Pepper advocates for feminism and anti-racist policies as well as the environment and social justice. When reporting on Conservative PM Boris Johnson they have a strongly negative viewpoint Boris Johnson isn’t an outlier. Islamophobia runs through the heart of government. In general, Red Pepper reports news factually and from a socialist left perspective.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None to date

Overall, we rate Red Pepper strongly Left Biased based on editorial positions that align with a socialist perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/20/2016) Updated (7/18/2020)

Source: http://www.redpepper.org.uk/

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