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A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact checked on a per article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.
- Overall, we rate Deep Left Field Questionable based on extreme left bias, promotion of propaganda, poor sourcing, deceptive advertising and a complete lack of transparency.
Reasoning: Extreme Left, Propaganda, Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2015, Deep Left Field is a hyper-partisan liberal news and opinion blog that completely lacks transparency. For example, they do not offer an about page, or disclose ownership, though each post is published by Andrew Bradford, who does not provide biographical information. According to his Twitter page, he describes himself as “Writer and editor; proud progressive living behind enemy lines in Red America.” He is also a Senior Writer for Liberal America.
Funded by / Ownership
Deep Left Field does not disclose ownership, though it is presumed to be owned by Andrew Bradford. The website is funded through advertising, some of which is deceptive as it appears as a hyperlink for more information.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Deep Left Field is news and opinion website that promotes a left leaning perspective. All articles on this website are pro-left and anti-right. This is not surprising as their tagline is “The Place for Progressive Political Debate.” Headlines and articles often contain loaded emotional wording that favors the left such as this: Trump Panics As McConnell Loses Control Of The Senate Impeachment Trial. This story is not properly sourced to hyperlinked information, rather words in the story are hyperlinked to make you think it is a link to a source for the information, but in fact, it is actually deceptive advertising. In general, all stories on this site favor the left and denigrate the right, while not sourcing information properly.
Overall, we rate Deep Left Field Questionable based on extreme left bias, promotion of propaganda, poor sourcing, deceptive advertising and a complete lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 7/25/2017) Updated (1/24/2020_