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 appealing 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1986, Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (Fair) is a media criticism organization based in New York City. Jeff Cohen and Martin A. Lee founded the organization. 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 funded through donations and a store selling 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.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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 10/14/2022)
Last Updated on October 14, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check