These media sources are moderate 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 Citizen Critics Left Biased based on story selection that usually favors the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record, but a lack of transparency with ownership.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2016, Citizen Critics is a not-for-profit collaboration that provides readers with original commentaries, critical analysis, and discussion of politics by prominent scholars and experts in various fields. Citizen Critics indicate their purpose: “Our goal is to provide rigorous but accessible analysis that holds public figures accountable for their discourse and policies.”
The website lists editors’ names and provides bios.
Funded by / Ownership
Citizen Critics does not disclose ownership, and revenue appears to be derived from an online shop selling branded merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Citizen Critics publishes articles with loaded headlines and content such as: “Betsy DeVos’s Educational Trumpism.” Citizen Critics utilizes mostly credible sources such as Slate, CNBC, National Review, NY Post, and Daily Signal, as well as less known sources such as freetochoose.tv and tandfonline.com. Story selection almost always favors the left, such as this: Trump’s Rhetorical Stonewalling Strategy. This story is appropriately sourced to USA Today, CNN, and the New Yorker. Generally, reporting is factual with a moderate left-leaning bias in story selection.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Citizen Critics Left Biased based on story selection that usually favors the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record, but a lack of transparency with ownership. (M. Huitsing 11/9/2017) Updated (06/21/2022)
Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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