Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews 2019-03-11T14:46:13-04:00

BOSTON GLOBE BALANCE RATIO CALCULATION

The overall balance ignores the Neutral columns and looks at the percentage of Liberal and Conservative columns. The higher number is reported as a percentage, with 50% being neutral overall. Our graphic shows the total number of columns in all three categories. For details on the columns and how they were ranked, see the chart below.

Click on the spreadsheet image to the left to see the Excel spreadsheet which calculates our Editorial Balance rating.

To see past months’ balance ratio, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Editorial Reviews

Media coverage is all about November

April 1, 2020 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe is completely obsessed with President Trump's re-election in November. They want him out, and have aligned themselves with the Democrat Party to accomplish this goal. They have been trying one strategy after another, so far without s.... Read more

And here it is…Globe endorses Warren

February 28, 2020 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

[Warren Report #58-2020] The Boston Globe's special Warren Report edition features an article at least two years in the making: The official Boston Globe endorsement of Senator Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic nomination. The Globe also endo.... Read more

Guilty by assumption

February 23, 2020 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe editorializes that Attorney General William Barr has to go, and the reason is because Barr was reviewing his office's sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone at the same time that President Trump sent out a tweet questioning the se.... Read more

Accepting defeat

February 8, 2020 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe writes their editorial lament about President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate and of course gets its facts completely wrong. Even their headline is wrong. Voters are not the "last line" of defense, they are the first line. Th.... Read more

Mr. Sanctimonious

January 20, 2020 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Scot Lehigh is one of the Boston Globe's most sanctimonious opinion writers. He has a moderately Liberal position on most topics but often pretends to be an objective guy who very reasonably reaches his conclusion that the Liberal position is correct.... Read more

The real problem

January 11, 2020 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

This Editorial Opinion column purports to show a gender gap between the highest paid state workers. It does, but the real news is the “public service” salaries themselves. Did you know that some are making over $1 million a year? "It gets wors.... Read more

Voters Reject Judges making laws (repost)

January 3, 2020 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

(This is a repost of a previous post in order to comply with Facebook standards.) The Boston Globe editorial laments that “elections have consequences” but doesn’t seem to understand what that means. The Globe thinks that means something lik.... Read more

Voters reject judges making laws

January 2, 2020 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe editorial laments that "elections have consequences" but doesn't seem to understand what that means. The Globe thinks that means something like "Liberals--you need to get out and vote!" But what it means in relation to federal judges.... Read more

Boston Globe fails to disclose conflict in Op-Ed

December 30, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

There is no requirement that Opinion Journalists be unbiased. In fact, it would be strange if they were. The focus of the work at Public Editor is on news journalism, but I tend to glance through other sections of the paper to see if anything pops o.... Read more

The man behind the curtain

December 18, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

When Toto rips the curtain to the side, the Wizard of Oz realizes he's been found out, and tries to cover it up by shouting over his loudspeaker, "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!" I flagged today's Boston Globe editorial by the.... Read more

Judge Gertner botches quote

December 9, 2019 | Editorial Review, Basic Article Review

PE Bias Grade : F

Democrat Nancy Gertner, a former judge and frequent Op-Ed columnist for the Boston Globe, surprised me today with her claim that Trump should be impeached. It was soooo out of character. Except there is a major problem and flaw in her logic: She u.... Read more

WSJ’s trade blindspot

December 7, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

I have read several defenses of “free trade” in the Wall Street Journal. They have been remarkably consistent on their philosophy. And remarkably wrong about its practice. Free trade cannot continue out of balance for years or decades. If a tr.... Read more

Past Editorial Balance Spreadsheets

Month/Year Liberal Conservative Neutral Percentage Calculated Data Source
December, 2018 97 23 52 81% Liberal
November, 2018 100 17 66 85% Liberal
October, 2018 104 11 54 90% Liberal
September, 2018 97 13 50 88% Liberal
August, 2018 97 19 60 84% Liberal
May/June, 2018 130 28 68 82% Liberal
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