I have heard that the Huffington Post tends to have a slant toward liberalism. While I wouldn’t necessarily dismiss everything it has to say (like FOX News) I think it’s better to consult other news sources as well just to verify some facts.
I think the BBC is reliable by itself, though, right…?
What @Hawaii_Jake said should be the approach whenever new information is read. Particularly on the Internet one has to be careful of what they read. At least by consulting different news sources you can find common points that haven’t been drastically altered by the reporting party.
Here is a list of it’s founders and main contributors or head control of the company. Check out their backgrounds and you decide for yourself what their intentions are. I wouldn’t really put them on the same level as Fox at all. Fox is paid for by the Republicans and it’s lobbyists hands down.
Most of the bloggers on Huffington Post lean to the left. I’ll read some articles on there, and even post a comment on occasion, but it is not my only news source. I would suggest mixing it up a bit and try to read other news sources as well. Even when it comes to science related articles I’ll try to mix it up a bit.
@Seiryuu The liberal party in Australia is “centre-right” but Australia has more than two parties (including some that have both left and right ideologies at the same time) so the terminology is not actually reversed as such.
HuffPo does produce some decent stuff, and they cover topics that aren’t purely political, they’ve got a wide spread being an AOL property and all.
But they do lean liberal to a degree. Not to the point of Fox News propaganda, but their writers do have varying levels of a left slant. And the commenting community leans left in general but is not near as batshit insane as Fox news.