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 information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate DesmogBlog Left Biased based on advocacy for fighting climate change. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The DeSmogBlog, founded in January 2006, is a blog that focuses on topics related to global warming. The site describes itself as “the world’s number one source for accurate, fact-based information regarding Global Warming misinformation campaigns.” DeSmogBlog opposes what it describes as “a well-funded and highly organized public relations campaign” that it says is “poisoning” the climate change debate.
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Funded by / Ownership
The DeSmogBlog is funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
DeSmog provides news regarding policy and corporate actions against climate science. They also have a list on their website that shows individual climate change deniers and groups such as the Heartland Institute. While Desmog sources from credible scientific information, we rate this source left biased based on its political stance regarding climate change. This is an excellent source for researching who is funding climate science denial.
Failed Fact Check
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate DesmogBlog Left Biased based on advocacy for fighting climate change. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/11/2017) Updated (08/28/2022)
Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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