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 using appeal 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank that works on state and federal tax policy issues. ITEP was founded in 1980, and is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. ITEP describes its mission as striving to “keep policymakers and the public informed of the effects of current and proposed tax policies on tax fairness, government budgets and sound economic policy.” ITEP is a partner with the left leaning Citizens for Tax Justice.
ITEP has been sourced by both Republicans and Democrats, however they favor a more liberal economic policy. ITEP also has a blog that reports on taxes and economic policy. There is little use of loaded language and all information is properly sourced. A factual search reveals that they have never failed a fact check. In fact, ITEP is frequently used as a source for fact checks regarding tax policy. Overall, we rate the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy Left-Center biased based on economic policy and High for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 3/8/2018)