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 Capital & Main, Progressive Left Biased based on story selection that frequently favors non-establishment left issues and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2013, Capital & Main is a news website that covers “income inequality, climate change, the green economy, housing, health care, public education, immigration, race, and criminal justice.” Capital & Main was “winner of the 2016 Online Journalist of the Year prize from the Southern California Journalism Awards and 2017 Best in the West award.” The publisher is Danny Feingold and the editor-in-chief is Steven Mikulan.
Funded by / Ownership
Capital & Main is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization that is funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Capital & Main is a progressive liberal publication with a tagline that reads “Investigating Money, Power and Society.” Capital & Main publishes news with the use of moderately loaded words such as this: Big Pharma Bankrolled Pro-Trump Group As Trump Pushed Pharma Tax Cut. This article and all other reviewed were very well sourced to credible media outlets such as the Associated Press and the Sacramento Bee. When it comes to issues, Capital & Main frequently covers left-leaning issues such a Climate Change and Green Energy. They also work to expose establishment politicians who may support right-leaning issues such as this: Beto vs. Democrats: Texas Lawmaker Frequently Voted to Help Trump and GOP. The article goes on to say: “A rising Democratic star has voted for GOP bills that Trump critics say have aided big banks, undercut the fight against climate change and supported the president’s anti-immigrant agenda.” Capital & Main does not have a favorable view of President Trump as evidenced by this article: Trump’s Treasury Department Hands Banks a Windfall.
A factual search reveals that Capital & Main has not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Capital & Main, Progressive Left Biased based on story selection that frequently favors non-establishment left issues and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 12/23/2018)