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: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Foreign Policy Journal was Launched in 2008, and according to their about page they describe themselves as “an online publication dedicated to providing news, critical analysis, and commentary on US foreign policy and international affairs.” Further, they state their goal as “to challenge the propaganda narratives presented by the mainstream media, which serve to manufacture consent for government policies.”
The site is published, edited, and maintained by Jeremy R. Hammond who describes himself as an independent journalist, author, and publisher. He cites Noam Chomsky as a major influence on his thinking and writing.
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by Jeremy Hammond and is funded through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
Foreign Policy Journal republishes articles, essays, viewpoints written by activists and academics from a progressive standpoint, such as the articles of Professor Richard A. Falk, American professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University, “Renaming the 1948 War: Partition, Dispossession, and Fragmentation.”
In review, their articles cover various topics that range from the environment, “Can Architecture Fix Our Health, Minds, Societies, Environment?“ to TV documentary critics, “PBS’s Vietnam Acknowledges Nixon’s Treason.” When it comes to economic matters they are not highly critical of the Trump Administration, but instead are critical of the overall system as evidenced by this quote from the article “in the Great Western Democracies, economic policy only serves the hyper-rich and the hyper-powerful. Citizens simply do not count. They are as nothing.“ Foreign Policy Journal also publishes conspiracy theories and pseudoscience such as anti-vaxx propaganda and 9-11 conspiracies.
Editorially, Foreign Policy Journal is progressive on international geopolitics, diplomacy, and military matters. When it comes to news analysis they use loaded language both in their headlines and the body of the article such as “The Myth of the U.N. Creation of Israel.” However, they utilize credible sources such as un.org , avalon.law.yale.edu and Al Jazeera.
Overall, when covering political issues Foreign Policy Journal has a far left bias in story selection and we rate them factually Mixed due to promotion of conspiracy theories. (M. Huitsing 3/30/2018) Updated (10/12/2018)