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
Notes: Informed Comment is a weblog founded in 2002 by John Ricardo I. “Juan” Cole, who is an American academic and commentator on the modern Middle East and South Asia. He is a Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. Juan Cole and Informed Comment is also syndicated on the left biased Truthdig.com.
In review, Informed Comment uses mild to moderate loaded words in their headlines and articles. All articles tend to have a left leaning perspective as it relates to the middle east and through politics in general. A factual search reveals that Informed Comment has not failed a fact check. Further, all information is sourced to mostly mainstream media that we rate high for factual reporting. Overall, we rate Informed Comment Left Biased based on story selection that favors the left and high for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 1/18/2018)