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 Defector as Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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Analysis / Bias
Defector primarily focuses on sports news but also delves into various political topics. The article “Trump Arraignment Only Seems Unprecedented” criticizes Donald Trump and cites credible sources such as the New Republic, Yahoo, USA Today, NPR, and The Washington Post, displaying a Left-Center bias.
Another article, “This Is Why Everybody Hates The Democrats,” is highly critical of the Democratic Party’s handling of the minimum wage issue. The article employs strong language, describing the Senate Parliamentarian as a “baloney made-up advisory office” and calls the parliamentarian an “unelected bureaucrat so anonymous and unimportant.” This language indicates a bias against the Democratic Party’s actions and the Senate’s procedural rules. The article cites The Washington Post, further demonstrating a Left bias but with a critical tone toward the Democratic Party. In general, Defector is fact-based and holds a moderate left-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Defector as Left-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 09/17/2023)
Last Updated on September 17, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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