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 DeadState Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor progressive policy. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded by Sky Palma in 2012, DeadState is a left-leaning online news and opinion website. According to their about page, “Without resorting to clickbait and misinformation, DeadState highlights both the absurdity and triumphs of people, politics, current events, religion, and the overall human condition from an unapologetically secular progressive perspective.”
Sky Palma is also the editor of Being Liberal, which we rate Left Biased and High for factual reporting.
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Funded by / Ownership
Sky Palma owns DeadState. Advertising and donation generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, DeadState reports news and opinion with a progressive liberal bias in reporting. Most stories favor the left, and some use moderately loaded words such as this: Twitter points out the irony of Sarah Sanders telling Democrats to ‘quit lying.’ This story is sourced adequately to USA Today. Another example of loaded language can be found here: Anti-LGBT Republican resigns after accusations he used gay dating app to meet way-younger men. This story is also properly sourced.
Editorially, DeadState usually favors the Left and reports negatively on the right. In particular, DeadState is not a fan of former President Trump: Christians finally condemn Trump’s racist rally — because he said ‘Goddamn’ and Former RNC Chairman: Christian ‘phonies’ sold out for ‘thirty pieces of silver’ under Trump. It should be noted that a lot of DeadState’s content comes from a secular perspective, which by default places them left in our current political system, which some may argue is not accurate.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate DeadState Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor progressive policy. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (12/6/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 7/25/2019)
Last Updated on August 26, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check