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: HIGH
Notes: The American Independent Institute is a nonprofit organization which funds liberal investigative journalism efforts. According to the organization, its aim is to support journalism which exposes “the nexus of conservative power in Washington.” The current institute, started by David Brock in 2014, is a relaunch of the former state-based digital news-gathering network known as the American Independent News Network. The journalists funded by The American Independent Institute have been published in mostly large left wing media outlets such as Alternet, Huffington Post, The Nation and Washington Monthly. The articles reviewed were all left biased politically, used moderate loaded words, but were sourced appropriately to credible sources. Overall, we rate The American Independent Institute left biased and high for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 8/5/2017)