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: According to their about page: “Iowa Starting Line is a news site devoted to bringing readers breaking news, in-depth analysis, and general coverage of Iowa Caucus and Iowa political news. Founded in January of 2015 by Pat Rynard, Starting Line works to provide a unique take on the Iowa political scene that others may not be covering. The Iowa Daily Democrat team was incorporated into our effort in mid-2016.”
In review, this is a democrat propaganda website. All stories favor democrat policy and are generally one sided. There is strong use of loaded language such as: VP PENCE TRIES TO FOOL IOWANS ON GOP TAX SCAM. All stories are well sourced with credible media outlets that have a high factual rating. Overall, we rate Iowa Starting Line Left Biased based on story selection that favors the left and High for factual reporting based on strong sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 3/9/2018)