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 Mostly Factual for factual reporting, rather than High, due to the use of reasonable sources, while excessively using emotional language that can occasionally lose context.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
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.”
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 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. A factual search reveals that Being Liberal has not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Being Liberal Left Biased based on story selection that always favors the left and Mostly Factual for factual reporting, rather than High, due to the use of reasonable sources, while excessively using emotional language that can occasionally lose context. (D. Van Zandt 7/30/2017) Updated (10/16/2019)