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 the People’s Policy Project as Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the progressive left. We also rate them mostly factual for utilizing factually mixed sources and one-sided hyperpartisan reporting.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Established in 2017, People’s Policy Project or 3P is a think tank focused on researching and promoting progressive policy ideas, such as universal healthcare, affordable housing, and climate change solutions. According to their about page, their mission is “to publish ideas and analysis that assist in the development of an economic system that serves the many, not the few.” Matt Bruenig serves as the founder and president of 3P. Its headquarter is in Washington, D.C.
Funded by / Ownership
People’s Policy Project is a non-profit organization funded primarily by donations through Patreon and ActBlue platforms.
Analysis / Bias
The People’s Policy Project’s research areas include progressive healthcare policies, housing, climate change, and economic systems. The Organization is left-leaning in its policy proposals, focusing primarily on socialist and social-democratic policy ideas.
The article “Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers on Medicare for All” by 3P critiques the fact-checking done by news organizations on Medicare for All. The article focuses on the benefits of Medicare for All, a policy proposal that Bernie Sanders has championed.
Other articles reviewed use emotionally loaded headlines such as “How States Can Extend the Child Tax Credit to the Poor.'” The article’s title and content suggest a progressive policy proposal to extend the child tax credit to low-income families.
Another article titled “The Rubio-Trump Plan Clearly Penalizes Parents” uses emotionally loaded wording through this quote, “If normally I punch you, but then decide going forward that I am going to kick you instead, would a normal person say that my new kicking policy does not constitute an attack on you? “
3P is also critical of Joe Biden’s market-based healthcare approach, such as “Bidencare System Will Kill 125,000 Through Uninsurance.”
Regarding sourcing, their research and analysis are generally well-sourced through credible and sometimes factually mixed sources, but their policy proposals often align with left-wing political perspectives. Sources utilized by the People’s Policy Project include acpjournals.org, Center for American Progress, gravelinstitute.org, New York Times, and The Dispatch. In general, they are mostly fact-based and hold strong left-leaning editorial and advocacy biases.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the People’s Policy Project as Left Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the progressive left. We also rate them mostly factual for utilizing factually mixed sources and one-sided hyperpartisan reporting. (M. Huitsing 03/21/2023)
Last Updated on June 29, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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