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 Modern Liberals far-Left Biased based on story selection that 100% favors the left, as well as the use of strong emotional language that disparages the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to borderline extreme left-wing bias as well as most stories being opinion pieces. Note most content on this website is satirical and appropriately labeled.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2017 by James Schlarmann, Modern Liberals is a hybrid political news and satire website. The website does not have an about page, however, they do provide a disclaimer at the bottom of the page that reads: “MOST WORK IS SATIRICAL, UNLESS NOTED AS COMMENTARY.”
James Schlarmann has a stand alone website that features his bio and other websites he is affiliated with. In short, Mr. Scharlmann lists himself as an actor, comedian, and musician. He also lists several satire websites that he is affiliated with including the Political Garbage Chute.
Funded by / Ownership
Modern Liberals is owned by James Schlarmann and generates revenue through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Modern Liberals (ML) publishes both strongly left-leaning news commentary and political satire. ML appropriately labels and separates this content. For this review we will only examine news commentary. The articles reviewed all contain strongly loaded emotional words that favor the left, such as this: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says Roger Stone Has Nothing To Do With Trump And These Pictures Say She’s A Liar. In another article, there is the use of profanity in the headline: Pelosi Politely Tells Trump He Can F*ck Himself And Deliver The State Of The Union Somewhere Else. Most of the articles reviewed were sourced to credible media outlets such as the Washington Post or documents and tweets from political figures. In general, Modern Liberals is a fiercely anti-Trump website.
Overall, we rate Modern Liberals far-Left Biased based on story selection that 100% favors the left, as well as the use of strong emotional language that disparages the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to borderline extreme left-wing bias as well as most stories being opinion pieces. Note most content on this website is satirical and appropriately labeled. (8/16/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 3/1/2019)