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 ExtraNewsFeed Left Biased based on story selection that always favors the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to a lack of transparency and the occasional use of poor sources.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
ExtraNewsFeed is a news and mostly opinion blog hosted on Medium. Their about page lists a long list of authors and a tagline that reads: “the same political rants you see on Facebook, but they’re well written.” The editor-in-chief is David Smooke.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose ownership and revenue is generated through membership fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the tagline is appropriate, however these friends who are ranting are from the left side of aisle. All articles reviewed favor the left and used strong loaded language in opposition to Donald Trump and the right in general. For example this headline: Banana Republicans Are Playing a Very Cynical Game. Sourcing on ExtraNewsFeed is hit and miss. Some articles are well sourced to credible media and others not at all. ExtraNewsFeed also publishes satire that they clearly label such as this: Trump Rallies Rednecks For Civil War If He’s Removed From Office. In general, ExtraNewsFeed favors the left and denigrates the right.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate ExtraNewsFeed Left Biased based on story selection that always favors the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to a lack of transparency and the occasional use of poor sources. (D. Van Zandt 2/10/2018) Updated (10/1/2019)