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 information reporting 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
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 primarily a Facebook page, but they occasionally publish on the website.
Published by / Ownership
According to their about page, “Being Liberal is a channel published by Huddled Masses Media LLC, a Washington based company.
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. They have failed fact checks.
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
- “All animals are equal but some are more equal than others” and attributes the line to Musk. – 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 (12/29/2022)
Last Updated on May 14, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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