These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate BlueStem Praire Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Bluestem Prairie publishes articles and opinions by writers living in Greater Minnesota. Bias varies by writer ranging from left to low bias. According to their about page “Bluestem Prairie is a hip (but not cynical) rural blog for those who prefer to take their corn with a progressive chaser and tongue planted firmly in cheek.”
Funded by / Ownership
Bluestem Praire “is owned and edited by Sally Jo Sorensen, who lives in Maynard, Minnesota, a small town of 266 people in Chippewa County.” Revenue is derived through subscriptions and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Bluestem Praire publishes news about the environment of Minnesota with moderately loaded wording such as this: No shit: manure plus fertilizer overwhelms Minnesota’s farm landscape and water. This report is properly sourced. During the protests of George Floyd, Bluepraire often pointed out racism and bigotry by the right such as this: Blackduck MN mayor resigns after sharing violent anti-protester social media meme. In general, they source their information and report with a left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate BlueStem Praire Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/7/2017) Updated (6/3/2020)