Last updated on March 12th, 2020 at 06:07 pm
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 using appeal 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: Common Cause is a watchdog group based in Washington, D.C. with chapters in 35 states. It was founded in 1970 by John W. Gardner, a Republican, who was the former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare in the administration of President Lyndon Johnson as well as chair of the National Urban Coalition, an advocacy group for minorities and the working poor in urban areas. As initially founded, Common Cause was prominently known for its efforts to bring about an end to the Vietnam War and lower the voting age from 21 to 18. Sometimes identified as liberal-leaning, Common Cause has also been identified as nonpartisan and advocates government reform. In review, Common Cause’s primary issues today are to end gerrymandering, have publicly financed elections and an end to Citizens United, a national popular vote, and equal rights for all citizens. The information found on Common Cause is factually sourced to credible sources and minimal loaded words are used. Due to being factual and neutral in wording, despite having a clear left wing political affiliation bias, we rate this source left-center biased. (D. Van Zandt 8/7/2017)