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 Inequality Media Left Biased based on economic editorial positions that usually favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2015 by Robert Reich and Jacob Kornbluth, Inequality Media produces original film and video, share their content through social media and media outlets to raise awareness about the issues, and partner with leading organizations to provide an avenue through which viewers can engage, mobilize, and take action against inequality. Robert Reich is an American economic advisor, professor, author, and political commentator. He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. He was Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997. He was a member of President Barack Obama’s economic transition advisory board. Jacob Kornbluth is an award-winning director of documentaries Inequality for All, and Saving Capitalism, and feature films Haiku Tunnel, Love & Taxes, and The Best Thief in the World.
Funded by / Ownership
Inequality Media is a nonprofit digital media company. Revenue is derived through donations that are not disclosed on the website.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Inequality Media’s videos feature Reich discussing topics relating to inequality and power primarily in the United States, including universal basic income, the racial wealth gap, affordable housing, and gerrymandering. For example, in this recent video titled “How can anyone accept a system that enables billionaires to add $931,000,000,000 to their wealth while food lines stretch for miles, with no relief in sight?” In general, the content on Inequality Media is left-biased favoring a Democratic Socialist perspective on economics.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the last 5 years for Inequality Media, Robert Reich or Jacob Kornbluth
Overall, we rate Inequality Media Left Biased based on economic editorial positions that usually favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/15/2016) Update (11/25/2020)