If by a left wing rag, you mean left of the Murdoch press, then this would be left wing I suppose, like almost all other media in the US.
NYT, Forbes, Conservative Daily Post.
You can lead a spammer-troll-bigot to objective reality, but you can't make them drink.
We need all sides here. If we all agree and think anyone who doesn't isn't worth engaging, then we've lost.
Kiss it all you want, it's still going to be a frog.