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Daily Source Bias Check: Media Matters

LEFT BIAS These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward liberal causes through story selection and/or political affiliation.  They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports and omit reporting of information that may damage [...]
  • QUESTIONABLE SOURCE A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit [...]
  • The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact checkers. (D. Van Zandt) Claim by Viral video: A social media video appears to show Nancy Pelosi slurring her words during an [...]
  • LEAST BIASED These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced.  These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources. Overall, we rate Recode Least Biased based on minimal [...]
  • The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit a Friday challenging Alabama’s recently passed abortion ban. “This law is blatantly unconstitutional, and the ACLU will not stand by while politicians emboldened by President Trump’s anti-abortion agenda exploit our health and our lives for political gain,” said [...]
  • The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact checkers. (D. Van Zandt) Claim by Viral image: A meme claims to show a Time magazine cover from 1977 warning of the [...]
  • RIGHT-CENTER BIAS These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require [...]
  • The Justice Department has hit WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with Espionage Act charges, significantly escalating a legal fight against the high-profile activist. DOJ had previously only indicted Assange on a single count of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion. Thursday’s revelation of the additional 18 charges, filed in the Eastern [...]
  • The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact checkers. (D. Van Zandt) Claim by Kirsten Gillibrand: “I actually in 2005 ran on Medicare for all.” [...]
  • LEFT-CENTER BIAS These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias.  They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further [...]
  • The code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network IFCN at Poynter is a series of commitments organizations abide by to promote excellence in fact-checking. The following fact checks come from IFCN fact checkers. (D. Van Zandt) Claim by Facebook posts: Says NASA spent more than $165 million over 10 years to develop a pen that [...]
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NBC News (Left-Center)
CardRates.com (Not Rated)
DatingNews.com (Not Rated)
BadCredit.org (Not Rated)
PBS News Hour (Left-Center)
USA Today (Least Biased)
Salon (Left)
Los Angeles Times (Left-Center)
Politifact (Least Biased)
Chicago Tribune (Left-Center)
BBC News (Left-Center)
Newsweek (Left)
Inside Sources (Right-Center)
Huffington Post (Left)
Forbes (Right-Center)
Politico (Left-Center)
MakeUseOf (Least Biased)
Rolling Stone (Left-Center)
Vox (Left)
St. Cloud Times (Least Biased)
Bustle (Left-Center)
Rabble.ca (Left)
Breitbart (Right)
The Daily Dot (Left)
Sun Journal (Least Biased)
Telesur (Left)
Western Journalism (Right)
The Daily Beast (Left)
York Daily Record (Left-Center)
NewsBusters (Right)
National Monitor (Left-Center)
Post-Bulletin (Right-Center)
Business 2 Community (Least Biased)
American Thinker (Right)
MediaShift (Least Biased)
Newsweek (Left-Center)
Fair Observer (Least Biased)
Columbia Journalism Review (Left-Center)
Power Line (Right)
Merion West (Least Biased)
Real Clear Science (Pro-Science)
Psychology Today (Pro-Science)
The Star-Democrat (Least Biased)
Engadget (Left-Center)
The Conversation (Least Biased)
Alternet (Left)

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