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 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 and a lack of transparency regarding funding.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Code Pink: Women for Peace is an 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 activities 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.
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Funded by / Ownership
Code Pink is a nonprofit NGO that is funded through donations. “Although the organization lacks 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 Trump’s Fake Withdrawal From Endless War. This story is sourced from various 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 an abysmal track record with fact-checkers.
Code Pink often reports only one side of stories. For example, they oppose Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which is a good position; however, they never mention that Hamas has performed acts of terror. It is irresponsible and misleading not to tell the whole story. In general, Code Pink is a far-left biased source that sometimes uses poor sources.
Failed Fact Checks
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 and a lack of transparency regarding funding. (M. Huitsing 8/19/2017) Updated (07/08/2022)
Last Updated on May 19, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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