- Overall, we rate the Arkansas Advocate Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them High in factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Arkansas Advocate is an online news website from Arkansas. Their about statement reads, “As an independent, nonpartisan news organization, Arkansas Advocate will keep an eye on the levers of power and those who manipulate them, and hold public officials accountable regardless of party or ideology.”
Funded by / Ownership
According to their about page, the Arkansas Advocate is part of States Newsroom, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by grants and a coalition of donors and readers. States Newsroom publishes 28 other publications. The Arkansas Advocate is transparent as they link to the States Newsroom donors page. Initially, when they launched, they got fiscal sponsorship from the Hopewell Foundation; however, once the IRS approved their application for 501(c)(3) charity certification, they severed their ties with Hopewell Foundation. There has been criticism of their involvement with the Hopewell Foundation, and they have responded to the criticism here.
Analysis / Bias
The Arkansas Advocate publishes original news reporting on politics and policy from Arkansas. Coverage focuses on the legislature, the environment, and how national policy affects the people of Arkansas. Articles and headlines promote liberal perspectives through moderate, loaded language Little appetite for Manchin permitting bill in congressional lame-duck session.
Editorially, opinion pieces favor the left, such as this Another mind-numbing mass murder brings reflection. On the issues, the Arkansas Advocate promotes LGBT equality and has concerns about climate change. Finally, they frequently report negatively on Republican politicians, such as this Trump to be subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel as the ‘central cause’ of Capitol insurrection. The Arkansas Advocate generally reports news factually; however, story selection and op-eds strongly favor a liberal perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Arkansas Advocate Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them High in factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean check record. (M. Huitsing 11/28/2022)
Last Updated on May 12, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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