These media sources are moderate 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 information reporting that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate People for the American Way (PFAW) Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the progressive left. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than High for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency with funding.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
People For the American Way (PFAW) is a progressive advocacy group in the United States. Organized as a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, PFAW was registered in 1981 by the television producer Norman Lear. PFAW was founded in opposition to the publicized agenda of the Moral Majority, a formerly prominent and influential American political organization associated with the Christian right. According to their mission: “People For the American Way works to build a democratic society that implements the ideals of freedom, equality, opportunity, and justice for all. We encourage civic participation, defend fundamental rights, and fight to dismantle systemic barriers to equitable opportunity. We fight against right-wing extremism and the injustice it fosters.”
Funded by / Ownership
People for the American Way (PFAW) 501(c)(4) non-profit organization that is funded through donations. However, there is a lack of transparency as they do not list top donors.
Analysis / Bias
In review, People for the American Way (PFAW) is an organization that supports progressive causes such as civil rights. PFAW has a blog that reports news with a progressive Left bias such as this THE NATION: The Right’s War on History and Truth. This story, like most, is appropriately sourced.
Editorially, they focus on voting rights and frequently report negatively on conservatives and former President Trump Trump Judges Strike Down Rules to Improve Fuel Efficiency and Cut Air Pollution from Truck Trailers: Our Courts, Our Fight. They advocate for climate change action and support LGBTQ rights. They favor the Biden Administration but often advocate for a more progressive agenda than Biden is willing to pursue.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the last five years.
Overall, we rate People for the American Way (PFAW) Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the progressive left. We also rate them Mostly Factual rather than High for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency with funding. (D. Van Zandt 12/28/2017) Updated (11/22/2021)
Last Updated on June 29, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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