According to their about page: “The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) is a nonpartisan independent watchdog that investigates and exposes waste, corruption, abuse of power, and when the government fails to serve the public or silences those who report wrongdoing.” They are based in Washington, DC. The website lacks transparency as it does not easily disclose ownership and funding.
Funded by / Ownership
Open the Government (POGO) is a non-profit funded through donations. They do not disclose donors on the website.
Analysis / Bias
Open the Government (POGO) advocates for a more open government, as their name suggests. They want more transparency. They report the news with minimal bias, such as this Advocacy Groups to Biden Administration: Relaunch Ethics.gov. However, when reporting on authoritarian figures such as Former President Trump, they have a negative opinion After Trump’s unprecedented attacks on inspectors general and whistleblowers, Biden must strengthen protections.
Editorially, a review of dozens of articles reveals a left-leaning bias through story selection and positions that favor the Democratic party. All information reviewed was factual.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years.
Overall, we rate Open the Government (POGO) Left-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial position that moderately favor the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of transparency with ownership and funding. (D. Van Zandt 4/4/2017) Updated (07/07/2023)
Last Updated on July 7, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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