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 the Middle East Monitor Left Biased based on story selection that favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources who are questionable at times.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: United Kingdom
World Press Freedom Rank: UK 40/180
The Middle East Monitor (MEMO) is a not-for-profit press monitoring organization, founded on 1 July 2009. MEMO is largely focused on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict but writes about other issues in the Middle East as well.
Funded by / Ownership
Middle East Monitor is a non-profit organization that is funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
According to Ehud Rosen, MEMO generally supports Islamist positions within Palestinian politics. According to Andrew Gilligan, the Middle East Monitor promotes a strongly pro-Muslim Brotherhood and pro-Hamas viewpoint. Anshel Pfeffer described MEMO as a “conspiracy theory-peddling anti-Israel organisation”. Our review shows that the Middle East Monitor has a left wing bias in the use of loaded words and also in story choices that promote Islamic positions. We could not find any instances of the Middle East Monitor failing fact checks, but they do sometimes source to questionable media outlets and hence garner a Mixed factual rating.
Overall, we rate the Middle East Monitor Left Biased based on story selection that favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources who are questionable at times. (4/7/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 9/19/2018)