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Pelosi’s love fest

March 17, 2020 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : C+

The Boston Globe covered House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's remarks at a Northeastern conference of women, interviewed by NPR. The Speaker was rallying the .... Read more

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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…

Unmasking hypocrisy

March 14, 2020 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : D

Project Veritas is a conservative website which does investigative journalism. It is backed by conservatives and Trump suppo.... Read more

Buying votes, one voter at a time

March 9, 2020 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : A-

The Boston Globe published a story about a politician buying votes, one voter at a time. But no, this is not a story about Mike Bloomberg. It is about.... Read more

Boston Globe, give it up already

March 9, 2020 | Article Review | 0 Comments

PE Bias Grade : B-

[Post Warren Report # 67-2020] Some people—or organizations—don’t know when to quit. Take the Boston Globe, whose top story in the Sunday .... Read more

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Editorial Reviews

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

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Article Reviews

Premature ebullition

March 7, 2020 | Article Review

PE Bias Grade : C

The courts giveth, and the courts taketh away. Just yesterday, the Boston Globe ran a jubilant article on page 6 in which the courts dealt a decisive blow to the Trump administration's immigration policy. "US must let asylum seekers into the count.... Read more

Trump criticized for not taking action

March 7, 2020 | Article Review

PE Bias Grade : C-

Bringing up President Donald Trump’s name and accusing him of being responsible for Ukrainian internal political affairs is ludicrous. The Boston Globe can't wait to find an angle critical of President Trump, and today they are accusing him of n.... Read more

P.S. We love you, Liz!

March 7, 2020 | Article Review

PE Bias Grade : B+

[Post-Script Warren Report #67-2020] The Boston Globe reported on the demise of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Democratic presidential run yesterday, and then has two follow-up articles today, breathless wondering who the Native Daughter will endorse bet.... 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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