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 an appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate the Communist Party USA Left Biased based on the party’s positions that align with socialist and communist ideologies. The site presents accurate information within the context of its ideological perspective. However, it lacks opposing viewpoints or arguments; therefore, we rate them Mostly Factual rather than High for factual reporting.
Bias Rating: FAR LEFT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
The Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is a Marxist-Leninist party founded in 1919. cpusa.org is its official website, providing information on socialism, workers’ rights, and political campaigns. It advocates for the transformation of the United States to socialism. CPUSA is led by Joe Sims and Rossana Cambron and is based in New York.
Funded by / Ownership
The Communist Party USA owns and operates cpusa.org. It is funded by membership dues, donations, and fundraising efforts from its members and supporters.
Analysis / Bias
The content provided on the website aligns with its focus on advocating for workers’ rights and economic equality. The Communist Party USA’s website features articles on various topics, including social justice, labor rights, and political education. For example, the article titled “Detroit YCL fights for water rights’, the Communist Party USA” advocates for water rights in Highland Park, Michigan, criticizing the Great Lakes Water Authority and state authorities for their handling of the city’s water crisis, suggesting it results from unfair treatment, high rates, and denied access to federal funds for local water facility maintenance exhibiting a clear bias towards the perspectives of local advocates and the Detroit Young Communist League. As a piece on a Communist Party USA-affiliated site, it aligns with the party’s workers’ rights and social justice principles.
Another article titled: “It’s Going to Take a mass movement” examines the U.S. political landscape; the article argues for a mass movement to challenge the capitalist class and promote working-class interests. Emotionally loaded phrases such as “the fight against the fascist danger remain front and center” are used to rally support for this cause. The piece exhibits a left-wing bias, advocating for socialist and communist principles, with word choices reflecting a strong ideological stance. The article cites various sources, including the Brennan Center for Justice, Wikipedia, Time, CNN, The Hill, Politico, Washington Post, NBC News, and Retailwire.com.
Although CPUSA.org is fact-based and well-sourced, they often present one-sided perspectives which can be propagandistic in support of their agenda.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Communist Party USA Left Biased based on the party’s positions that align with socialist and communist ideologies. The site presents accurate information within the context of its ideological perspective. However, it lacks opposing viewpoints or arguments; therefore, we rate them Mostly Factual rather than High for factual reporting. (M. Huitsing 06/07/2023)
Last Updated on June 27, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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