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Daily Source Bias Check: Mean Left Hook

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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 liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.

Factual Reporting: MIXED

Notes: Mean Left Hook is an unashamedly left bias site heavily loaded the most sensationalistic and confrontational rhetoric of the left. The articles, if they can honestly be called articles in the usual sense, are little more than the type of rants against the right you would find on a Facebook page. Mean Left Hook does in fact have a FB page which is primarily links to their articles sprinkled with pro left cartoons and memes.

While the articles in Mean Left Hook are somewhat factual they, like clickbait sites on both sides, present their facts in the most biased way possible. For example, in their report on Tennessee bill HB 1406, which seeks to repeal a state statute which deems an artificially inseminated child born to a woman and her spouse to be their legitimate child, regardless of actual biological relationship to the parents.  While the difference between being the parents legitimate child and the child being illegitimate is slight, and may be debatable depending on Tennessee’s laws, keying on that aspect of the bill is misleading at best. Nor does the article address the deeper and much more complex issues regarding the bill, which appears to be a step towards denying parents rights to same sex couples. See link to Snopes. Mean Left Hook, again like many clickbait sites on both sides, narrowly escapes being labeled fake news only because their articles contain at least a tiny grain of truth.

Lastly, a word of caution regarding some of their links. I clicked on a link purportedly about a scandal with Rachel Maddow and MSNBC. It looked like a legitimate link, but instead went to a poorly written ad for a dietary aid that Ms. Maddow supposedly uses. (D. Kelley)

Source: http://meanlefthook.com/

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