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Daily Source Bias Check: Washington Sources

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Washington Sources - Left BiasLEFT 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 liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.

Factual Reporting: MIXED

History

Notes: Washington Sources (formally Groopspeak) is a news and opinion website that does not have an about page, author information or funding disclosure.

Funded by /Ownership

Again, this source chooses not to disclose ownership or funding (red flag). The website appears to be funded by online advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Washington Sources has a strong left wing bias as all stories favor the left and discredit the right. There is use of loaded language in headlines and articles such as: BREAKING: Trump’s Chief Of Staff Just Spilled The Beans On Resignation Story. Washington Sources generally uses credible sources to support their stories, however there is significant left biased opinions interjected throughout stories, which can be misleading. A factual search reveals some failed fact checks.

Overall, we rate Washington Sources Left biased based on story selection that always favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to lack of ownership disclosure and failed fact checks.. (D. Van Zandt 5/20/2018) Updated (7/30/2018)

Source: http://washingtonsources.org

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