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

Why Trump is right to take China on over trade

September 11, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

I really like reading the Wall Street Journal. It’s news and opinions are completely separate, and I find the news reporting very balanced. Now, I may have blinders on because the Journal’s editorial pages lean conservative, so there is a danger .... Read more

Some “apology”

September 10, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Joan Vennochi has some nice blinders over her eyes. She thinks it is time to remake Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Warren, a socialist, needs to be rebranded as a moderate. This will be tough and I don’t think it is really doable. She has been described.... Read more

So sad

September 10, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

I can’t imagine being columnist Jenee Osterheldt. She is on a lovely vacation in Paris and instead of enjoying herself, she is the victim of a "racist attack." Lucky for her, this gives her a front-section story about the history of American racism.... Read more

Inconsistent and erroneous

September 9, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

I am not doing too many editorial reviews these days. The op-Ed columnists the Globe employs are tiresome one-note shrill voices that just attack President Trump endlessly. Too boring for me to deal with regularly. The Globe’s editorials are no .... Read more

Respecting authority

September 9, 2019 | Editorial Review, Media Criticism

PE Bias Grade : N/A

I heard a story on TV the other day that some school district in California was going to prohibit teachers from sending unruly students in their classroom down to the principal. I guess the idea behind it was that this action was allegedly unfairly t.... Read more

Police union challenges Sen. Warren’s rhetoric

August 18, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

An extraordinary advertisement ran in the Sunday Globe, paid for by a state police union. The open letter criticized Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s rhetoric over the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, MO. Warren called it murder (accusing the police offi.... Read more

Walker jumps on racist bandwagon

July 16, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

Globe columnist Adrian Walker doesn't seem like a bad guy, but he produces very poor columns when he talks about race. Whatever objectivity-mantel he normally wears is completely thrown off. I think he is trying to channel fellow Globe columnist Rene.... Read more

Who has crossed more lines?

June 20, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

The publisher of the New York Times wrote an Op-Ed that appeared in the Wall Street Journal, my favorite daily newspaper. Even though the Times has its own well-distributed publication, it chose to submit its editorial to the Journal, perhaps as a no.... Read more

Sure, let a NATO member buy a Russian anti-aircraft system

June 17, 2019 | Editorial Review

PE Bias Grade : N/A

This article is completely non-sensical. At first reading, I figured the guy just didn’t realize that the Russian-built S-400 missile defense system would be operating at the same time and in the same place as our brand new jet fighter, which the m.... Read more

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

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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