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 appeals 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 the E&E News Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly 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
According to its FAQ page, E&E News was established in 1998, initially serving as a news clipping service for Capitol Hill before transitioning into a reputable online news source covering a broad range of energy and environmental topics.
In 2018, Kevin Braun resigned as the editor-in-chief, with Cy Zaneski succeeding him. Additionally, E&E News offers five publications, namely Climatewire, E&E Daily, Energywire, Greenwire, and E&E News PM, each catering to energy and environmental news aspects. E&E News is located in Washington, D.C.
Funded by / Ownership
E&E News operates on a subscription-based model and generates additional revenue with advertising. The ownership transitioned to Politico, which acquired E&E News in December 2020 while maintaining its brand and journalistic focus.
Analysis / Bias
After analyzing dozens of articles, we highlight a few, such as this first article, “DeSantis loves to talk Everglades, not Climate,” which frames Ron DeSantis in a complex light regarding environmental issues. The wording like “not a global warming person,” “greenwashing,” and “2-percent Ron” suggests a critical tone towards DeSantis’ environmental stance, hinting at a left-leaning bias.
On the other hand, the piece also acknowledges DeSantis’ efforts in the Everglades restoration, portraying a balanced view to some extent. There’s a mix of quotations from both supporters and critics of DeSantis, which offers a varied viewpoint., although the critical tone seems more pronounced.
Meanwhile, the article Senate fails to override Biden veto of ESA rollbacks leans towards supporting environmental protections, demonstrating a supportive tone towards Biden’s vetoes. The article adheres to a factual reporting style by mentioning precise voting numbers and statements from President Biden. The article maintains an objective approach by including direct quotes and hyperlinked sources. Both articles utilize factual references to support their narratives and provide cited references to credible outlets like WLRN, Reuters, Politico, Tampa Bay Times, TCPalm, Miami Herald, and WhiteHouse.gov.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the E&E News Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (M. Huitsing 09/30/2023)
Last Updated on September 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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