These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate If Americans Knew Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
If Americans Knew (IAK) features news and reports exclusively regarding the current situation in Israeli-occupied Palestine. Founded by Alison Weir, who is also President of the Council for the National Interest, IAK’s goal is, as stated on the site: “The mission of If Americans Knew is to inform and educate the American public on issues of major significance that are unreported, underreported, or misreported in the American media.”
If Americans Knew has been criticized by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) for what they deemed anti-Semitic statements, which Alison Weir characterizes as defamation. On the other hand, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) has called If Americans Knew “Valuable.”
Funded by / Ownership
If Americans Knew is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt that is funded through donations, the sale of DVDs, and online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
IAK, in line with its stated goals, provides comprehensive information not only on the history of the conflict but also on the daily affairs of the region. While there is a decidedly pro-Palestine slant to IAK, it appears to be mostly inherent in the content itself, as the articles and information provided are factual, as evidenced by a clean fact check record, well-sourced, and presented with a minimum of editorializing. Despite the pro-Palestinian slant and the lack of reporting from Israel’s point of view, the factual content provided earns If Americans Knew a Left-Center rating.
This site does not appear active in early 2023 but is still online.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate If Americans Knew Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact-check record. (D. Kelley 3/29/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 11/20/2023)
Last Updated on November 20, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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