NC Policy Watch

Last updated on February 24th, 2021 at 07:32 pm

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LEFT BIAS

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 NC Policy Watch Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the progressive left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of transparency.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity Estimate: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Source URL: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/

Detailed Report

History

NC Policy Watch‘ is a North Carolina public-policy think tank co-founded by Chris Fitzsimon and the A.J. Fletcher Foundation. The organization works in numerous public policy fields including issues of poverty, health care, mental health issues, transportation, and tax reform. According to their about page “NC Policy Watch, a project of the North Carolina Justice Center, is a news and commentary outlet dedicated to informing the public — including elected officials as they debate important issues — and ultimately to improving the quality of life for all North Carolinians.” They further state “The list of specific issues tackled over the years by the Policy Watch staff is a long one and includes state fiscal policy, voting rights, health care policy, K-12 and higher education, LGBTQ and immigrant rights, racism and racial discrimination, government and lobbying reform, environmental protection, reproductive freedom, sexual discrimination, affordable housing, gun violence, criminal justice reform, consumer protection and many, many more.”

There is a lack of transparency as they do not disclose their political affiliation or their donors.

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Funded by / Ownership

NC Policy Watch is a Nonprofit project of the North Carolina Justice Center, which states its “mission is to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services, and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security.” Revenue is derived through donations, however, there is a lack of transparency on the website regarding donors. In doing some digging we found that they received funding from the Hopewell Fund, which in-turn donated 4.9 million to Priorities USA, a Super PAC supporting the Democratic party.

Analysis / Bias

In review, NC Policy Watch reports on public policy in NC from a progressive-liberal perspective. Articles and headlines contain moderate, but usually, minimally loaded language such as this Bill to allow concealed carry at churches with affiliated schools advances from committee. This story, like most, is properly sourced to credible media outlets such as local papers the Greensboro News and Record, Charlotte Observer and local TV stations. Story selection almost always favors the left.

Editorially, all information aligns with the political left such as reproductive rights, LGBTQ equality, concern for climate change, income inequality, and gun reforms. In general, the news is reported factually, however, there is a significant lack of transparency regarding their mission and funding.

Failed Fact Checks

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Overall, we rate NC Policy Watch Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the progressive left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 2/14/2017) Updated (2/24/2021)

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NFN-Low Biased Factual News

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