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.
- Overall, we rate Code Pink Far Left Biased based on story selection and advocacy for far left progressive policies. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources as well as a lack of transparency regarding funding.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Code Pink: Women for Peace is a NGO that describes itself as a “grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S.-funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities”.
According to their about page, Code Pink was founded by Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans, Diane Wilson, Starhawk and about 100 other women on November 17, 2002. They primarily organize various activism’s such as rallies, marches and protests. One example is “Woman Who Laughed At Jeff Sessions Could Face Jail Time This Week”. They are known for their signature Pink Outfits and signs.
Funded by / Ownership
Code Pink is a nonprofit NGO that is funded through donations. “Although the organization has a lack of transparency regarding its donors, key funders of Code Pink include the Benjamin Fund, Threshold Foundation, and New Priorities Foundation. It has also received other donations from the Tides Foundation, the Barbra Streisand Foundation, and Global Exchange.”
Analysis / Bias
In review, Code Pink presents news through a section on the website titled Hot Pink News. News reporting is often centered around anti-militarism and social justice. Headlines and articles often contain strongly loaded words that favor the left such as this: Trump’s Fake Withdrawal From Endless War. This story is appropriately sourced to a wide variety of sources including Congress.gov, Salon and NBC News. Although Code Pink makes an effort to source information in their articles, they sometimes link to questionable blogs and sources such as Russian Times, which has a very poor track record with fact checkers.
Code Pink often reports only one side of stories. For example, they are opposed to Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which is a reasonable position, however they never mention that Hamas has performed acts of terror. It is irresponsible and misleading not to tell the full story. In general, Code Pink is a far left biased source that sometimes uses poor sources.
Overall, we rate Code Pink Far Left Biased based on story selection and advocacy for far left progressive policies. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources as well as a lack of transparency regarding funding. (M. Huitsing 8/19/2017) Updated (10/19/2019)