- Overall, we rate Knock-LA left biased based on editorial positions and endorsements that support the progressive left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than high due to a lack of transparency regarding their intent and funding.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2017 by members of the progressive Ground Game LA group, Knock-LA is a progressive news site that promotes candidates and causes that favor the left. According to their about page, “Knock LA is a nonprofit community journalism project, originally conceived by Ground Game LA. We are dedicated to providing independent journalism and telling the real story of LA.”
Although Knock-LA has a detailed about page, they do not disclose their political advocacy for liberal causes and candidates.
Funded by / Ownership
Ground Game LA, a 501(c)4 tax-exempt organization, owns and publishes Knock-LA. Ground Game LA endorses Democratic candidates in Los Angles County. Revenue is derived through reader donations via Patreon and ActBlue, which raises money for Democratic political candidates on a local and national level. Ground Game also lacks transparency as they do not disclose donors.
Analysis / Bias
Knock-LA reports news from Los Angeles County covering government policy, elections, and local news from a progressive-liberal perspective. Articles and headlines use strongly loaded emotional language such as this City Forcibly Routes Taxpayer Money to LASD Nonprofit. This story, like most reviewed, relies on first-hand accounts and credible media sources such as Vice, CBS News, and the LA Times.
Editorially, all stories favor the progressive left, such as this LASD Deputies Violently Arrest Disabled Transgender Woman in West Hollywood. The site frequently publishes stories highlighting police abuses, racism, immigration, and inequality. They also report positively on Democratic candidates they support, such as The Knock LA Los Angeles Progressive Voter Guide for the November 2022 Midterm Election. Finally, although they have a dedicated opinion section, most news articles reviewed contained left biased opinions.
In general, Knock-LA is fact-based in reporting; however, its lack of disclosure that they are a progressive liberal site that advocates and endorses liberal candidates renders them misleading and earns them a mostly factual and medium credibility rating.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Knock-LA left biased based on editorial positions and endorsements that support the progressive left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than high due to a lack of transparency regarding their intent and funding. (D. Van Zandt 02/23/2023)
Last Updated on May 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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