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Buttigieg speaks truth

February 25, 2020 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : A

The Boston Globe rings the warning bell by "establishment Democrats" about a Sanders nomination in this article but they object not to Sanders being a.... Read more

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Racism, terrorism, and mental illness

February 25, 2020 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : F

The Boston Globe published an account of a mass-murder in Germany in which nine people were killed. The article's premise is that this was the act of .... Read more

AG William Barr now exonerated

February 25, 2020 | Article Review | 2 Comments

PE Bias Grade : D

Attorney General William Barr has now been exonerated. Barr decided that his prosecutors’ recommendation that Stone serve 7-9 years for lying to .... Read more

Sen. Warren seen through the Bloomberg lens

February 24, 2020 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : B+

[Warren Report #50-2020] Like the carpenter who believes every solution requires a hammer and nail, the Boston Globe believes every article about t.... Read more

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Editorial Reviews

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

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Article Reviews

Warren’s backyard firewall

February 24, 2020 | Article Review

PE Bias Grade : C

[Warren Report #49-2020] Joe Biden has the state of South Carolina and Elizabeth Warren has Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her own personal firewall. Warren lost her "must win" neighboring state of New Hampshire, but she seems undaunted as she conti.... Read more

Predictable consequences

February 21, 2020 | Article Review

PE Bias Grade : C

This Boston Globe article has a strangely passive-case headline: "Border patrol move is criticized." What it meant to say is "Our opinion is that the Border Patrol's assistance to local Immigration authorities is racist." Because that's what this "ne.... Read more

Lord of the Flies

February 19, 2020 | Article Review

PE Bias Grade : F

The Boston Globe cannot wait to publish any negative news or innuendo about President Trump. It is really interesting how low they will dig to paint a negative picture. Today's example is about school bullying, which has been around as long as we'.... Read more

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Investigative Journalism

Boston Globe sounds false alarm on abortion access

January 8, 2020 | Article Review, Investigative Journalism

PE Bias Grade : C

The Boston Globe published a story about an abortion clinic in Brookline that is in financial distress. The article seems to suggest that readers who are concerned about having legal access to abortions should contribute to this organization because .... Read more

Sowing distrust

January 6, 2020 | Article Review, Investigative Journalism

PE Bias Grade : C

Killing a foreign government official is risky, even if the official is part of a rogue regime, supports international terrorism, and is a terrorist himself. But when he directs attacks on Americans at the American embassy in Baghdad, reminiscent of .... Read more

Selective amnesia

December 24, 2019 | Article Review, Investigative Journalism

PE Bias Grade : F

Candidate debates are not required. They are agreements between candidates and some theoretically neutral organizations. On a local level, the organizers are usually groups like the League of Women voters. Anyone who is involved with local elections .... Read more

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Media Criticism

Protecting the fragile Joe Biden

February 4, 2020 | Article Review, Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : B

The Boston Globe obviously supports any candidate who is running in the Democrat primary over President Donald Trump, and the paper is so invested in their candidates that they treat them with kid gloves. Is that how Donald Trump will treat them if t.... Read more

Why we didn’t need to hear from John Bolton

February 2, 2020 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The Boston Globe is a proud member of what conservatives call “the mainstream media” (MSM). This group of newspapers and broadcasters have a “Liberal” bias and comprise the vast majority of news journalists in the country. Newspaper journa.... Read more

A great reason to keep cars

January 10, 2020 | Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

I was reading my favorite newspaper this morning (WSJ) and came across this article, an update on the French transportation strike. This story has also been covered in the Boston Globe, and it is pretty big news. President Macron of France is tryi.... Read more

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