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.
Columbus Free Press
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- Overall, we rate the Columbus Free Press Left Biased based on story selection that favors progressives and Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing of information.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1970, the Columbus Free Press is an alternative journal published in Columbus, Ohio. The original purpose of the paper was that of an underground newspaper centered on anti-war and student activist issues. To this day the paper remains a progressive publication.
Funded by / Ownership
The Columbus Free Press is owned by Free Press Now, LLC, which is run by volunteers. They are funded through an advertising and donations model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Columbus Free Press utilizes strongly loaded language in headlines and articles that favor the left: Convicted Trumputin Consigliere Paul Manafort Linked to Ohio’s Stolen 2004 Election. There is also minimal sourcing in this article. In another article they link to a strongly left biased source progressive.org. The op-ed page contains little balance, with almost all topics favoring the left. Further, some op-eds contain zero sourcing of information.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check or have not been checked by an IFCN fact checker.
Overall, we rate the Columbus Free Press Left Biased based on story selection that favors progressives and Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 9/22/2018)