Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) - Left Center Bias - Liberal - Democrat - CredibleFactual Reporting: Mostly Factual - Mostly Credible and Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

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 appeals 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.

  • Overall, we rate Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) strongly left-center biased based on advocacy against conservatives. We also rate them mostly factual in reporting rather than high due to a lack of transparency.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY

History

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 are Ambassador (Ret.) Norman Eisen and Noah Bookbinder are the Executive directors.

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Funded by / Ownership

CREW is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization funded through donations. The website does not indicate top donors or financial information, thereby lacking transparency by our standards.

Analysis / Bias

CREW is best known for filing complaints alerting the public about corrupt politicians, whether it is about campaign finance, ethics, tax, and exposing both Democrats and Republicans. CREW also publishes its legal filings and publishes investigation reports under the category “research.

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 as the Center for Public Integrity, state.gov.com, and other credible left-leaning mainstream sources such as NY Times, Bloomberg, Business Insider, and Mother Jones.

In our most recent review, we found most articles and legal actions are aimed at conservatives, such as this CREW files amicus brief in Trump’s lawsuit against Jan. 6 committee. In general, CREW’s information moderately favors the left through advocacy and the use of left-leaning sources.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) strongly left-center biased based on advocacy against conservatives. We also rate them mostly factual in reporting rather than high due to a lack of transparency.  (M. Huitsing 1/12/2018) Updated (06/21/2022)

Source: https://www.citizensforethics.org

Last Updated on June 21, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check

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