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 Being Liberal Left Biased based on story selection that always favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to a few failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2009, Being Liberal is a news and opinion website and Facebook Page with a tagline that reads “facts have a well known liberal bias.”
Update: Being Liberal is now a Facebook Page only.
Published by / Ownership
According to their about page “Being Liberal is a channel published by Huddled Masses Media LLC, a Washington based company, in partnership with the Maven Coalition, Inc., a Nevada corporation operating a digital media network, offering public forums, and enabling contracted publishers to publish content on the Website.”
Analysis / Bias
In review, Being Liberal takes news stories from other sources, such as the New York Times and re-writes them from a left-wing perspective. There is the frequent use of loaded language such as this: Trump’s Immigration Policy is Built on a Base of Lies and Racism. The sources for stories are always linked back to the original work and are typically left-leaning.
Failed Fact Checks
- Says Marco Rubio believes the earth is 9,000 years old and that humans hunted dinosaurs to extinction; says Rand Paul believes the earth is 10,000 years old and God removed dinosaurs “to make space for humans.” – Pants on Fire
- Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp “mandates restaurants reopen” – False
- In January 2018, Walmart announced a plan to close 250 Sam’s Club warehouses, leaving 100,000 workers jobless. – Mostly False
Overall, we rate Being Liberal Left Biased based on story selection that always favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to a few failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 7/30/2017) Updated (07/06/2020)