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 Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) Left-Center biased based on slightly favoring the left politically and High for factual reporting due to strong sourcing of information.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1986, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (Fair) is a media criticism organization based in New York City. The organization was founded by Jeff Cohen and Martin A. Lee. FAIR monitors the U.S. news media for “inaccuracy, bias, and censorship” and advocates for a greater diversity of perspectives in news reporting. It is opposed to corporate ownership of media entities and calls for the break-up of media conglomerates. In other words, it holds a progressive stance.
Funded by / Ownership
FAIR is a nonprofit that is funded through donations and a store that sells products.
Analysis / Bias
In review, articles generally use moderate to low biased words in both headlines and articles such as: ‘The Rule Is Designed to Deter People From Reporting’. This story is very well sourced to credible media that we rate High for factual reporting. Although FAIR stories tend to favor the left politically they are all sourced properly and written in a mostly neutral tone.
A factual search reveals that FAIR has not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) Left-Center biased based on slightly favoring the left politically and High for factual reporting due to strong sourcing of information. (11/14/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 9/21/2018)