Open the Government

Last updated on April 23rd, 2021 at 08:22 pm

Open the Government is left-center bias, liberal with high credibility and reliability.Factual Reporting: Mostly Factual - Mostly Credible and Reliable


LEFT-CENTER BIAS

These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias.  They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes.  These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate Open the Government 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.

Detailed Report

Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY

History

According to their about page: “Open The Government is an inclusive, nonpartisan coalition that works to strengthen our democracy and empower the public by advancing policies that create a more open, accountable, and responsive government.” They are based in Washington, DC. The website lacks transparency as it does not easily disclose ownership and funding.

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Funded by / Ownership

Open the Government is a non-profit funded through donations. They do not disclose donors on the website.

Analysis / Bias

Open the Government 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 to date.

Overall, we rate Open the Government 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 (4/23/2021)

Source: https://www.openthegovernment.org/

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