This is an effort to chart where media outfits fall not only in terms of left-right slant, but their how restrained or bombastic they are.
Factors on the “Reasonable/Restrained – Insane/Bombastic” spectrum include:
- What they cover: Covering trivial/overcovered matters makes you negative and covering important things pushes you towards positive.
- Clickbait and listacles = negative.
- Level-headedness of tone = positive.
- Attack-style pieces = negative.
Factors on the “Left – Right” spectrum include studies of trust and bias, as well as self-description and consensus among those who suggest placement on the chart to me. You can pinpoint the “left-rightness” of an outfit by looking at where the first letter is, not the middle or last letter.
Read : Zeitgeist
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