Last updated on September 27th, 2020 at 12:42 pm
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.
- Overall, we rate AmericaBlog Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
AMERICAblog is a liberal American blog founded by John Aravosis in April 2004, with several co-bloggers. According to their about page “AMERICAblog is a journal of news and opinion about US politics, both domestic and foreign, from a progressive point of view.” John Aravosis is the current editor in chief.
In 2011, Aravosis received a tip that British oil giant BP (British Petroleum) was posting falsified photos to its website during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He analyzed the photos, then published an article on AMERICAblog proving that the images were doctored electronically.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, AmericaBlog uses moderately strong loaded words and somewhat sensational headlines such as: From Russia with Poison. Most information on the website is either sourced properly or quoted from other sources. Editorially, almost all stories favor the left, such as this: How to win the climate change wars and frequently reports negatively on the Trump administration, Mueller needs to explain why the F he didn’t indict Trump. In general, story selection favors the Progressive Left and denigrates the right, though information is properly sourced.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate AmericaBlog Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (11/11/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 7/23/2019)