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
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Grasping Reality with both Hands: Bradford DeLong is a finance blog focused on economics run by J. Bradford DeLong, who is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and macro-economist. DeLong also considers himself a free trade Neoliberal and in March 2008, DeLong endorsed Barack Obama as the Democratic Party candidate for President. In the 2016 presidential election he endorsed Hillary Clinton. Bradford DeLong writes on various topics including the business cycle, labor economics, health care, complex financial or economic research, philosophical debates and more.
Funded by / Ownership
Grasping Reality is owned by Bradford Delong and is funded through online advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Grasping Reality uses moderately strong loaded words such as: “HOW 100% TRUTH BECOMES, IN REPUBLICANS’ EYES, AN UNFAIR ATTACK ON THEM…” However, they use credible sources such as Project Syndicate, Brookings.edu, and Vox. DeLong’s articles mostly favor a more left wing economic view that is similar to Paul Krugman.
A factual search reveals that Grasping Reality has never failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Grasping Reality with Both Hands Left Biased based on story selection and wording and High for factual reporting based on strong sourcing. (M. Huitsing 11/1/2017) Updated (9/22/2018)