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.
- Overall, we rate The Constitution Project Left-Center Biased based on left leaning advocacy and story selection. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to a lack of proper sourcing.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1997, The Constitution Project (TCP) brings together policy experts and legal practitioners from across the political spectrum to foster consensus-based solutions to the most difficult constitutional challenges of our time.
According to their about page: “In December 2017, TCP officially became a project of the Project On Government Oversight–a nonpartisan, independent government watchdog that has worked for over 36 years to hold both Republican and Democratic administrations and Congress accountable to the people and our democratic ideals. Sarah Turberville is the director of The Constitution Project at POGO.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Constitution Project is a non-profit think tank that is funded through donations via the Project On Government Oversight (POGO). POGO investigates and works to expose waste, fraud, abuse, and conflicts of interest in the U.S. federal government. According to its website, POGO works with whistleblowers and government insiders to identify wrongdoing in the federal government, and works with government officials to implement policy changes based on its investigations. POGO is led by executive director Danielle Brian. Funding for POGO is mostly derived from left leaning foundations such as Open Societies and the Ford Foundation.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the website features a list of issues they support which generally align with the left, such as opposition to the death penalty, Pro-Immigration and demilitarization of the police. The website also features a blog that uses minimally loaded language such as this: The President v. The Courts. This particular blog entry completely lacks sourcing.
Editorially, the Constitution Project does not have a favorable view of Republican President Donald Trump: TCP Alarmed by Trump Administration Lifting Critical Limits on Police Militarization. In general, TCP is left leaning is policy advocacy, story selection and editorially.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Constitution Project Left-Center Biased based on left leaning advocacy and story selection. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to a lack of proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 7/6/2016) Updated (11/7/2019)