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
Founded in 1980 by Steve Endean, The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest LGBT civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States. According to their about page “The Human Rights Campaign represents a force of more than 3 million members and supporters nationwide. As the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured of their basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.” The current President is Chad Griffin.
Funded by / Ownership
The HRC Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Funding is derived by donations. Annual reports can be found here.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Human Rights Campaign focuses on protecting and expanding rights for LGBT individuals, in particular advocating for marriage equality, anti-discrimination and hate crimes legislation, and HIV/AIDS advocacy. HRC also publishes a blog that is primarily used to endorse or criticize political candidates running for office. There is moderate use of loaded language that typically favors the left such as this: Kavanaugh Passes the Test of These Anti-Equality Organizations—And Most Certainly Fails Ours. Blog posts are properly sourced to factual media outlets.
The Human Rights Campaign usually endorses Democratic candidates, however they have been criticized for occasionally selecting Republican candidates that support gay marriage. Further, a look at donations reveals that the HRC has donated 82% of its money to Democrats since 1990 or $13,029,699.
A factual search demonstrates that the HRC has not failed any fact checks.
Overall, we rate the Human Right Campaign Left Biased based on supporting issues associated with the political left and significant donations to Democrat candidates. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 8/6/2018)
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