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Hill Reporter - Left BiasLEFT BIAS

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
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

According to Whois, the domain was purchased in May of 2018 and the website launched shortly thereafter. The Hill Reporter describes themselves as “an independently owned liberal news publisher. Our mission is to deliver factually correct news stories that resonate with a liberal demographic. We scour the web to report on breaking political stories that speak to the current political climate in the United States. We are a liberal team of writers. The news we choose to cover is decidedly liberal in nature.” In short this is a very left leaning website.

The Hill Reporter was founded by three individuals, James Kosur, formerly an editor at Business Insider, and brothers Ed and Brian Krassenstein, members of the “#Resistance” to President Donald Trump.

Funded by / Ownership

The website is owned by the three individuals mentioned above through Hill Reporter LLC. Funding for Hill Reporter comes from online advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, the Hill Reporter is strongly left biased in story selection that consistently favors the left. There is moderate use of loaded emotional language such as the use of the word “trolls”: France’s Army Trolls Trump After He Cancels Memorial Visit Due To Rain. and use of the word “disgustingly” in this headline, Watch as Jeff Sessions Disgustingly Jokes About Separating Children at the Border. The Hill Reporter always sources information it reports in articles. Sources range from the strongly left biased such as Raw Story to low biased sources such as the AP and Reuters.

Although Hill Reporter is clearly left biased they have not failed a fact check as of this review.

Overall, we rate the Hill Reporter Left biased based on story selection and wording that favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information. (D. Van Zandt 11/12/2018)

Source: https://hillreporter.com

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