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 Comic Sands strongly Left Biased, based on story selection that almost always favors the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to completely one sided reporting and wording that misleads and changes the context of stories.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2017, Comic Sands is a news and opinion website reporting from a progressive perspective. According to their about page “Our content serves the audience of George Takei and beyond, providing our readers news with commentary from a progressive perspective, so whether it’s trending news, trending non-news or viral Twitter takedowns—we’ve got all you need, and a lot of what you didn’t know you needed.” The current Editor-in-Chief is Todd Beeton.
Funded by / Ownership
Comic Sands is owned by “Oh Myyy LLC, which is co-owned by George and Brad Takei (through Hosato Enterprises, Inc., a California corporation) and The Social Edge Network, Inc., a Delaware Corporation, whose principal stakeholders and officers are Lorenzo Thione (CEO) and Jay Kuo (CCO).” The website generates revenue through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Comic Sands present news and opinions with the use of strongly loaded language that consistently favors the left such as this: This Video Of Ben Carson Thinking A Congresswoman Is Talking About Cookies Instead Of Foreclosure Is Cringey AF and this Trump Set To Pardon Navy SEAL Accused Of Committing Horrific War Crimes And Threatening To Murder Witnesses. This story is properly sourced to the New York Times and Task and Purpose, however in between there are many emotional opinions interjected such as this quote: “This is the profile of a man the president wants to pardon, and the precedence he is setting is deeply concerning.” When it comes to sourcing information, Comic Sands uses credible sources as well Tweets and other social media posts.
In general, Comics Sands is strongly left based based on story selection and wording that almost always favors the left.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Comic Sands strongly Left Biased, based on story selection that almost always favors the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to completely one sided reporting and wording that misleads and changes the context of stories. (D. Van Zandt 5/23/2019)