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 Blue State Daily strongly Left Biased based on story selection that favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources and a failed fact check.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Blue State Daily does not have an about page or mission statement on their website, however their Facebook page does have a description: “Blue State Daily is a 100% independent news website committed to keeping you informed of the latest democratic news.” A Whois search reveals the domain is registered privately and was purchased in 2016. In searching the website it was revealed that Sean Conners is the current editor-in-chief. According to Mr. Conners Facebook profile he has written for left leaning sites such as If You Only News and Addicting Info.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose ownership, however Mr. Conners’ Facebook page links to a company called The Income Store, which appears to be the owner of the website. The website is funded through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Blue State Daily is a 100% left leaning website that reports on Democratic news. Headlines and articles contain emotionally loaded words that typically favor the left such as this Hillary Clinton Blasts Trump And Republicans For Their Incivility. Although most information is appropriately sourced, sometimes Blue State Daily utilizes poor sources with Mixed factual records such as ShareBlue. A review of the first 10 articles on the website demonstrate that every one of them is pro-left.
Overall, we rate Blue State Daily strongly Left Biased based on story selection that favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources and a failed fact check. (D. Van Zandt 10/10/2018)