Capitol Fax

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Capitol Fax - Least BiasedLEAST BIASED

These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced.  These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.

Factual Reporting: HIGH

Notes: Capitol Fax is a daily political newsletter and website covering Illinois politics. It was founded in 1993 by Rich Miller.  “Miller is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable and connected journalists in the Illinois State Capitol. His daily intelligence from inside state government and politics influences politics and policy throughout the state.”

In review, the newsletter costs $500 per year to subscribe to and is widely read by politicians and law makers in the state. For the purpose of this review we are only looking at the free content available on the website. Capitol Fax has a blog written by Miller that is low biased and very well sourced to credible media. Along the side bar of the website are newsfeeds from a variety of least biased and left-right leaning news sources such as: Associated Press, Reuters, NPR and Chicago Sun-Times. We could not find evidence of any failed fact checks. Overall, we rate Capitol Fax Least Biased and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 2/10/2018)


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