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: The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) is an American progressive think tank based in Washington, D.C. It has been directed by John Cavanagh since 1998. The organization focuses on U.S. foreign policy, domestic policy, human rights, international economics, and national security. An analysis from The Heritage Foundation described IPS as, “an avowedly radical organization.” In review, the Institute for Policy Studies publishes articles that favor the left or is negative toward the right. They utilize emotional loaded words in headlines and articles, while using mostly left leaning sources for information. The Institute for Policy Studies is usually factual in reporting, but they do tend to spin some information that can be misleading. Overall, we rate the Institute for Policy Studies left biased and high for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 10/22/2017)