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 appeals 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 Patriotic Millionaires Left-Center biased based on political advocacy that moderately favors a progressive perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
According to their about page, “the Patriotic Millionaires first came together during the lame-duck session of Congress in 2010 to demand higher taxes on themselves and other millionaires for the good of the country.” The mission of The Patriotic Millionaires organization is to “build a more stable, prosperous, and inclusive nation by promoting public policies based on the “first principles” of equal political representation, a guaranteed living wage for all working citizens, and a fair tax system.”
The about page further states, “The Patriotic Millionaires is a group of high-net-worth Americans who share a profound concern about the destabilizing level of inequality in America. Our work centers on the two things that matter most in a capitalist democracy: power and money. Our goal is to ensure that the country’s political economy is structured to meet the needs of regular Americans, rather than just millionaires.”
Funded by / Ownership
Patriotic Millionaires is an advocacy group that is funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Patriotic Millionaires uses moderately loaded language in their headlines such as this: Patriotic Millionaires to Congress: Prove They Don’t Own You. All information is properly sourced to credible media outlets.
Editorially they advocate for a higher minimum wage, a progressive tax system, closing tax loopholes, and reducing money’s influence in politics through campaign finance reform. In addition to opposing the Bush tax cuts, the group opposed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The group supports a reduction in economic inequality. Members of the group believe that concentration of wealth is “destabilizing” and can lead to violence. In general, the political views of Patriotic Millionaires moderately align with the left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Patriotic Millionaires Left-Center biased based on political advocacy that moderately favors a progressive perspective. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/20/2018) Updated (02/03/2022)
Last Updated on July 18, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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