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- Overall, we rate Political State Questionable based on story selection that routinely favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources who have failed fact checks.
Reasoning: Extreme Left, Propaganda, Lack of Transparency
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2019, Political State is a liberal news and opinion website that may or may not be founded by Calum Stuart. The website does not disclose a mission, ownership or provide biographies for their writers. There is zero mention of an author.
Funded by / Ownership
Like most questionable sources there is not a disclosure of ownership or authorship. Political State appears to be funded strictly through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Political State is a strongly left-leaning source that frequently uses loaded emotional language such as this: Mitch McConnell Kisses Trump’s Ass Again, Applauds POTUS’ Mexico Debacle. This story is not sourced at all. In another randomly chosen story, there is proper sourcing. All stories reviewed favor the left and denigrate the right. For the most part, stories are sourced properly, but some are to Shareblue, which is owned by operatives who have influence over the Democratic party.
Overall, we rate Political State Questionable based on story selection that routinely favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources who have failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 6/14/2019)