Some of what RationalWiki says, sometimes tongue in cheek (the words are theirs but edited here for length):
RationalWiki – Liberal bullshit.
InfoWars & PrisonPlanet (Alex Jones) – Fake or distorted news/clickbait from an anti-government, anti-“globalist”, and generally pro-conspiracist stance.
Breitbart – Far-right (or alt-right) exaggerations of news. Racially-tinged news (often bordering on white nationalism).
PolitiFact – has frequently been accused of muddled thinking and the balance fallacy.
Snopes – a surprising number of myths actually turn out to be true … a fun way to kill your day, right up there with TV Tropes and Cracked.
RawStory – Center-leftist exaggerations or distortions of news.
Fox News – a blatantly right-wing and dishonest presentation of the news.
MSNBC – representative of the chaotic nature of the Democratic Party, with the hosts having a wider range of views than is seen on the more ideologically pure Fox News.
CNN – Pew Research found CNN to be the least biased of the three major cable news networks (with Fox and MSNBC having a much larger right and left wing slant, respectively).
BBC – has been accused of being anti-war, pro-war, left-wing, right-wing, socialist, liberal, and when all else fails, simply wasteful. Previously, it was being extremely Anglocentric, although that record has improved.
The Guardian – a British centre-left newspaper (beloved of organically-grown, muesli-wearing, sandal-hugging, tree-eating, disabled lesbian atheistic feminist social workers and teachers) with one of the most popular websites in the UK.
The Economist – Most of its writers … are young and fresh graduates of Oxbridge. Because of the serious tone of the magazine, readers may be deceived into thinking they must be experienced and distinguished journalists.
Daily Mail – gossipy tabloid “journalism” for those who cannot digest serious news, with a flippantly wingnut editorial stance. … notorious for … hate directed at various minorities (lately focusing on Muslims), and willfully deceiving and lying to its readers.
The Young Turks – spoke out against the Iraq War before it began, and consistently criticizes Democrats as much as Republicans … a lot of frankly frivolous entertainment content.
Democracy Now – news items with in-depth 10-15 minute segments rather than puerile slogans and sound bites. Its stories lean towards social justice, pacifist …, anti-imperialist, protectionist points of view.
Huffington Post – has a lot of good news and political content, albeit with an annoying tendency toward progressive orthodoxy (read: U.S. Democratic Party).
Yahoo! News – a mediocre news website that mostly reprints news sources from ABC News, Associated Press, and Reuters, in addition to hosting original news coverage.
Al Jazeera – based in Qatar, broadcasting news from the perspective of the Islamic world. … founded by former CNN employees … Most people in the “international affairs” business find the online English-language version invaluable.
RT (Russia Today) – comes off like a state-sponsored Fox News, prone to coverage slanted against “the West” in general and the U.S. in particular and indulging in conspiracy theories and other fringe beliefs.
SputnikNews – Mindful of RT’s unfortunately accumulating reputation as batshit insane propaganda, the same government department has launched the totally unrelated SputnikNews.
Zero Hedge – batshit insane Austrian school finance blog … has accurately predicted 200 of the last 2 recessions.
– Abagond, 2016.
Source: RationalWiki (2016).
Update (December 21st 2016): Shortened the Young Turks description and added Zero Hedge since it has been cited by commenters as diverse as nomad, biff, v8driver and michaeljonbarker.
- US cable news
- fake news
- conspiracy theory
- Abagond’s media guide, 2014
- TV Tropes