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: According to its about page the origins of the Free Press dates back to the 1970’s when it was called The Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism, which is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. In 1996, they founded the website freepress.org.
The Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism (CICJ) is the publisher of the Free Press newspaper, Free Press Express broadsheet, the website freepress.org, books, and other educational materials.
Bob Fitrakis is the editor and publisher of The Free Press and Suzanne Patzer is the Managing Editor. Over the last 25 years Dr. Fitrakis has ran for different political positions as an Independent and as a Green Party Member.
Free Press focuses on progressive politics and investigative journalism, on both environmental and political issues. They also sponsor journalistic activities such as community radio, video production, the local film festival, film screenings, speakers, conferences, educational workshops, election protection, and other special events.
In review, the Free Press uses strong loaded words in their articles such as “Syria – a Case Study in Propaganda”, they also use listicles without commentary such as “Top 100 Reasons Not to Bomb Iran.” However, they utilize credible sources such as the LA Times , BBC, Reuters and government organizations such as www.opcw.org. They also occasionally source to blogs such as davidswanson.org
Overall, we rate Free Press High in factual reporting due to credible sourcing and Left Biased based on story selection that exclusively favors the left. (M. Huitsing 5/6/2018)
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