Home 2019-03-11T14:49:43-04:00

Independent news and commentary on the Boston Globe

Featured Commentary

Headline contradicts copy

May 8, 2019 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : B-

This article's headline is misleading, both in form and content. The "form" is the use of the words "lacks evidence," which is media-code for "lying.".... Read more

Our Mission

Public Editor – MA is focused on improving media in Massachusetts and New England by providing media criticism and feedback on bias in reporting and lack of balance in editorial opinions. Journalism must strive to present its news completely free of bias, so that the public has confidence and continues to support the industry’s important role in society. Read More…

What’s wrong with this picture?

May 8, 2019 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : B

The Boston Globe’s article on the new Georgia abortion law recounts the law’s passage as news...but has a large color photo of the Planned Parenth.... Read more

Woulda coulda shoulda

May 8, 2019 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : F

Other than the five or ten Never-Trump Republicans like former Republican William Weld, 350 Obama-era Democrats say Trump would have been charged with.... Read more

A new benefit to climate change

May 7, 2019 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : C+

A million species may perish because of humans and humans' impact on the environment, including global warming. One of the species highlighted on the .... Read more

Boston Globe Ratings

Current BIAS Rating

C+

Current BALANCE Rating

More Featured Commentaries

Editorial Reviews

Abuse of editorial power

April 30, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe has been on a campaign against US Attorney Andrew Lelling, who indicted a sitting state court judge, Shelley Joseph, for helping an illegal immigrant escape from an ICE agent who visited the courtroom to pick up the suspect. This .... Read more

Who was supposed to be guarding America against Russia in 2016?

April 22, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

When the Globe editorialized that the President’s main job was to protect America and we were let down, I thought for sure they were going to refer to President Obama and his lack of action against Russia in 2016. Nope. Their criticism is reserv.... Read more

Hypocrisy is the issue

April 22, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham completely misses the two points related to Bernie Sanders wealth, as shown in his tax-return release. The concern is not that Sanders rallies against “millionaires and billionaires” when he is a millionaire himself.... Read more

See All Editorial Reviews

Article Reviews

Trump trolls, media bites

May 7, 2019 | Article Review

PE Bias Grade : C

President Trump is a master fiddler player and the fiddle is today's mainstream media. Trump tweets out an obvious joke, and the media doesn't know how to handle it. Since it suggests Trump may try to retain power even if he loses the election (which.... Read more

Barr handles Democrats on Judiciary

May 2, 2019 | Article Review

PE Bias Grade : B+

Attorney General William Barr did a nice job handling slanderous accusations by President Trump's political opponents. Barr has also been doing great as Attorney General despite the character assassination practices of the Democrats. He has mostly ha.... Read more

Warren could be making her move

May 2, 2019 | Article Review

PE Bias Grade : C-

[Warren Report #122-2019]. It's been over a week since the last Warren Report, probably because there hasn't been any good news to report until possibly today. Today, Warren may...could...be moving up. The average increase for Warren has been thre.... Read more

See All Article Reviews

Investigative Journalism

Boston Globe hides breaking Warren news

April 2, 2019 | Investigative Journalism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

An error of commission is making a mistake. An error of omission is leaving something out that should be in. The Boston Globe has, sometime over the last three days, committed an error of omission. It failed to publish any story or make a mention .... Read more

Trump even wants to destroy our alliances!

March 13, 2019 | Article Review, Investigative Journalism

PE Bias Grade : C+

Congress has invited the NATO Secretary-General to speak, which is a fine idea. But with the very public disagreement over funding between President Donald Trump and NATO allies, would today’s article try to cast the President in a bad light? What .... Read more

Where’s Richard Burr?

February 21, 2019 | Investigative Journalism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe has an obsession over coverage of President Trump. 99% of it is negative, but that's just an estimate. It could be 100%. The basis for much of this coverage has been the story of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia to steal t.... Read more

See All Investigative Journalism Articles

Media Criticism

From one to none

May 2, 2019 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe runs a daily "correction" listing, usually on page A2, to correct mistakes in articles. These mistakes are often trivial, like someone's name was misspelled, or the date for a concert was wrong. On the big mistakes, the Globe does no.... Read more

No collusion, no exoneration

April 22, 2019 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe's front-page Friday is a good example of editorial bias. The Globe has used its front page inappropriately several times in the past, including a completely fake cover during the election which falsely predicted dire consequences fro.... Read more

Where’s my Warren Report?

April 2, 2019 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

It’s Monday, and no Warren Report in the Boston Globe. What gives? The Globe was running an almost daily Warren Report for months and months. If it wasn’t Warren, it was someone she mentored, it was a college giving her a degree, it was her do.... Read more

See All Media Criticism Articles