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 appealing to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate CAP Left Biased based on story selection that always favors the Democratic party and Mixed in reporting due to failed fact checks by a IFCN fact-checkers.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2003, The Center for American Progress (CAP) is a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization founded by John Podesta, chairman of the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign. According to their about page, “The Center for American Progress is an independent, nonpartisan policy institute that is dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans, through bold, progressive ideas, as well as strong leadership and concerted action. Our aim is not just to change the conversation, but to change the country.” The liberal and factually mixed website Think Progress was funded by the Center for American Progress.
Funded by / Ownership
The Center for American Progress (CAP) is a nonprofit funded by many large donors, including the Ford Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and George Soros’ Open Society Foundations. Donations and grants fund them.
Analysis / Bias
In review, CAP’s reporting typically favors establishment progressive issues, which result in a liberal bias with report selection. There is often moderate loaded language in headlines and articles such as this: America Can Do Big Things: A Budget Plan for a Better Future. This story is appropriately sourced to the CBO and right-leaning sources such as Forbes. In general, all stories favor the left and denigrate the right. A thorough review of content for the last 2 years demonstrates appropriate sourcing of information and mixed factual content due to failed fact checks. See below.
Failed Fact Check
- In recent days, some immigration advocacy groups have claimed that more than 10,000 “Dreamers” have lost legal protections since the White House rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. – FALSE
- Dan Crenshaw Shouted at a 10-Year-Old Girl at an Event. – False
Overall, we rate CAP Left Biased based on story selection that always favors the Democratic party and Mixed in reporting due to failed fact checks by a IFCN fact-checkers. (5/13/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 01/25/2022)
Last Updated on January 25, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check