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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) is a non-partisan progressive watchdog group led by Lisa Graves. CMD manages this website, SourceWatch.org. As noted on SourceWatch’s sister site, PRWatch.org, CMD “strengthens participatory democracy by investigating and exposing public relations spin and propaganda such as corporate greenwashing, and by promoting media literacy and citizen journalism.” CMD also manages the BanksterUSA website. CMD was founded in 1993 by John Stauber. Some contend that CMD is not neutral. CMD has been criticized for having an anti-corporate viewpoint. CMD clearly has left wing bias in reporting, but there isn’t evidence of any false claims made by this group. (8/15/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 4/20/2017)