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, Foreign Policy In Focus or FPIF is biased in favor of progressive causes; therefore, we rate them as Left-Center biased and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
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
Formed in 1996, Foreign Policy In Focus is a project of the Institute for Policy Studies (launched 1963), which is an American progressive think tank based in Washington, D.C., and it has been described as one of the five major independent think tanks in Washington. They describe themselves on their about page as a “Think Tank Without Walls,” and their goal is “FPIF aims to amplify the voice of progressives and to build links with social movements in the U.S. and worldwide.”
Funded by / Ownership
Foreign Policy in Focus is owned by the Institute for Policy Studies and is transparent in its funding.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Foreign Policy In Focus publishes well-sourced analysis from credible left-leaning media such as Washington Post, Boston Globe, NYTimes, HuffPost, Right Web, and NPR. Although they do utilize loaded language in their headlines and articles such as “Trump’s Enablers Should Be Shamed Out of Public Life,” they also use similar language towards Democrats: “Clinton’s State Department overlooked human rights abuses and corruption while keeping a lucrative flow of contracts moving to U.S. security firms working in Mexico.” And former President Obama: “Trump Plans to Make It Easier to Kill Civilians with Drones. Sadly, We Can Thank Obama for That.”
In general, they are fact-based and offer left-leaning editorial positions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, Foreign Policy In Focus or FPIF is biased in favor of progressive causes; therefore, we rate them as Left-Center biased and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 10/19/2017) Updated (10/28/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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