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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: Fifth Estate (FE) is a U.S. periodical, based in Detroit, Michigan, begun in 1965, but with staff members across North America who connect via the Internet. Its editorial collective sometimes has divergent views on the topics the magazine addresses but generally shares anarchist, anti-authoritarian outlook and a non-dogmatic, action-oriented approach to change. We rate Fifth Estate left biased based on their political opposition to capitalism and environmental activism. These political positions are considered left wing in today’s political environment. FE does use occasional emotional language, but all information is well sourced and linked to facts. (D. Van Zandt 5/7/2017)