- Overall, we rate the Georgia Recorder Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them High in factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
The Georgia Recorder is an online news website from Georgia. Their about statement reads, “We’ll provide you with a steady mix of in-depth stories, blog posts and social media updates on the latest news and progressive commentary..”
Funded by / Ownership
According to their about page, the Georgia Recorder is part of States Newsroom, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by grants and a coalition of donors and readers. States Newsroom publishes 28 other publications. The Georgia Recorder is transparent as they link to the States Newsroom donors page. Initially, when they launched, they got fiscal sponsorship from the Hopewell Foundation; however, once the IRS approved their application for 501(c)(3) charity certification, they severed their ties with Hopewell Foundation. There has been criticism of their involvement with the Hopewell Foundation, and they have responded to the criticism here.
Analysis / Bias
The Georgia Recorder publishes original news reporting on politics and policy from Georgia. Coverage focuses on the legislature, the environment, and how national policy affects Georgians. Articles and headlines promote liberal perspectives through moderate, loaded language Coal plant operators shirking responsibilities on ash cleanup, report contends.
They properly source, linking to the Georgia Legislature and credible sources such as whitehouse.gov, Washington Post, Politico, Center for Responsive Politics (Open Secrets), and bls.gov (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Editorially, opinion pieces favor the left, such as this Conspiracy theorists urge voting as late as possible on Election Day to ‘stop the steal’.On the issues, Georgia Recorder promotes LGBT equality and has concerns about climate change. Finally, they frequently report negatively on Republican politicians, such as this Conservative cred, Trump fealty Loeffler’s calling card in Senate runoff. In general, the Georgia Recorder reports news factually; however, story selection and op-eds strongly favor a liberal perspective.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Georgia Recorder Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them High in factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean check record. (M. Huitsing 11/07/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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