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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Notes: CalWatchdog is a non-partisan journalism venture providing original investigative reports and news stories covering California state government. Its focus, according to its website is: “We’re focused on reporting on the state Capitol, state agencies and on significant government-related stories from across California that are of statewide importance.”
In review, the content of headlines and articles use minimally loaded words and quote credible left leaning sources such as the Sacramento Bee, LA Times, and NY Times. The stories reported by CalWatchdog slightly favor the left in selection and wording. Overall, we rate CalWatchdog Left-Center Biased and High for factual reporting. (M. Huitsing 11/28/2017)