Last updated on May 25th, 2020 at 02:06 pm
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.
- Overall, we rate Latest.com borderline Extreme Left Biased due to story selection that always favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting based on the occasional use of poor sources.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
According to their about page “Latest brings under-reported and local news to a national and global audience to drive the day’s conversation beyond the narrow scope of mainstream outlets.”
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose ownership, but there is abundant online advertising for funding.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Latest.com is a news and opinion website with a borderline extreme left bias. All articles favor the left and denigrate the right. There is significant use of loaded language such as: “Fake News Spreader in Chief Donald Trump lied that the Obama administration “legalized” bump stocks on Twitter Friday.” Although Latest.com uses very strong emotional language they always source their information. However, sometimes they use poor sources that frequently fail fact checks, such as the Palmer Report. For the most part Latest.com is factual in reporting, though misleading due to the language they use.
Overall, we rate Latest.com borderline Extreme Left Biased due to story selection that always favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting based on the occasional use of poor sources. (D. Van Zandt 3/25/2018) Updated (9/8/2018)