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 Newshounds Left Biased based on story selection that routinely favors the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to one-sided information and lack of transparency.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2004, NewsHounds is a website dedicated to exposing Fox News in lies and misreporting. According to their about page “Rather than serve as the public’s eyes and ears, Fox and other media conglomerates have become echo chambers for the rich and powerful with whom they have become all too cozy. This blog is an attempt to counter that alarming condition. We believe that a viable democracy depends upon viable media.”
Funded by / Ownership
Newshounds does not openly disclose ownership and revenue is derived through advertising, donations and a shop that sells branded merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Newshounds watches Fox News and follows the website and then attempts to either debunk their claims or point out bias and misinformation. Articles and headlines utilize moderately loaded emotional language such as this Hegseth And Keane Ignore Trump’s Previous Disrespect For Soldiers To Defend Him Over Atlantic Report. In the report, they rely on credible sources such as the Associated Press, Atlantic, Washington Post, and of course Fox News video that they are reporting on. In general, all reporting favors the left and denigrates the right (Fox News), however, the information is properly sourced, but one-sided.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Newshounds Left Biased based on story selection that routinely favors the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to one-sided information and lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 10/21/2017) Updated (9/5/2020)