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.
- 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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 a 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-leaning economic view that is similar to Paul Krugman. The website is reliable for factual information and is used by fact-checkers related to economic matters.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years. He is used by fact-checkers.
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 (12/02/2022)
Last Updated on December 2, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check