These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: According to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) they are a nonpartisan watchdog group that targets unethical conduct in government. CREW’s about page describes itself as “Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) uses aggressive legal action, in-depth research, and bold communications to reduce the influence of money in politics and help foster a government that is ethical and accountable.”
CREW was launched in 2003 and is headquartered in Washington DC. The co-founder and chair is Ambassador (Ret.) Norman Eisen and Noah Bookbinder is the Executive Director.
CREW is best known for filing complaints alerting the public about corrupt politicians whether it is about campaign finance, ethics, tax and they expose both Democrats or Republicans. CREW also publishes their legal filings, and they publish investigation reports under the category “research.”
In review, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) republishes news articles from left leaning sources such as Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Under their blog category they publish stories with emotionally loaded headlines such as “HAS WILBUR ROSS FULLY DIVESTED FROM THE CONTROVERSIAL BANK OF CYPRUS?” However, they utilize credible least biased sources such Center for Public Integrity, state.gov.com and other credible left leaning mainstream sources such as NY Times, Bloomberg, Business Insider, The Guardian, and Mother Jones. In general, CREW’s information slightly favors the left through story selection and the use of left leaning sources. Therefore, we rate them high for factual reporting and left-center biased due to heavily sourcing from left leaning sources. (M. Huitsing 1/12/2018)