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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: Launched in January 2017, Crooked is a media company founded by three former top Barack Obama staffers Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor.
Crooked Media focuses on producing newscasts, podcasts and editorials. Crooked Media maintains several podcasts such as Pod Save America (focus on activism), Pod Save the People (culture, social justice, and politics by exploring history), Pod Save the World (focus on foreign policy and international relations) and more.
Crooked provides coverage that includes, in their own words: “to talk about politics in a way that doesn’t make you want to throw your phone out the window – with shows and analysis and other forms of sweet, sweet content that inform, entertain, and inspire action.”
Under the “Reads” category, Crooked publishes articles that utilize strong loaded words such as: “DONALD TRUMP’S OBSTRUCTION DEFENSE IS COLLAPSING,” however they source to credible news media such as Washington Post, NY Times, Vox and the Presidents tweets. Further, most stories favor the left in story selection. Overall, we rate Crooked Media Left Biased based on wording and story selection and high for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (M. Huitsing 12/11/2017)