These media sources are moderate 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 the Black Agenda Report firmly Left Biased based on editorial positions aligned with the socialist left. We also rate them Mixed in factual reporting due to a lack of transparency and consistent one-sided reporting that denigrates the right and corporate left.
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 2006, Black Agenda Report is a news and opinion website and radio program. Glen Ford, Bruce Dixon, Margaret Kimberley, and Leutisha Stills are the founders. Black Agenda Report covers news related to racism, labor, and socialist left-leaning policy.
Funded by / Ownership
Black Agenda Report does not clearly disclose ownership on the website. Donations generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the website features the tagline “News, Commentary and Analysis from the Black Left.” Upon review, this is a very fair description as most articles favor the left and are concerned with black issues. Headlines and articles feature emotionally loaded wording such as this Trump is Wrong, Joe Biden is not the “Radical Left.” He is an Enemy of Humanity. This story is correctly sourced from CNN, Business Insider, and ABC News. As can be seen from this article, they do not have a favorable opinion of establishment Democrats.
Here is another example: Biden Offers Nothing But More War, Austerity, and White Supremacy – Without Trump. While they do report negatively on former President Trump, they usually do this in the context of exposing corporate centrist Democrats Why a United Front Against Trump is Dangerous Territory for the Left. The website also frequently promotes socialism; socialism is Still the Way Forward: Combating Neo-Liberal Imperialist Lies. Editorially, Black Agenda Report aligns with the socialist left and reports news Mostly Factually, but lacks transparency.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Black Agenda Report firmly Left Biased based on editorial positions aligned with the socialist left. We also rate them Mixed in factual reporting due to a lack of transparency and consistent one-sided reporting that denigrates the right and corporate left. (D. Van Zandt 11/28/2016) Updated (04/14/2022)
Last Updated on May 15, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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