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PoliticusUSA - Left BiasLEFT BIAS

These media sources are moderately 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 reporting of information that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.

  • Overall, we rate PoliticusUSA, borderline extreme Left Biased in wording and editorial positions and factually Mixed due to misleading headlines and a failed fact check.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180


Founded in 2008, PoliticusUSA is a political commentary site that provides news, analysis, and opinions from a progressive perspective. Jason Easley serves as the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief/Senior White House and Congressional correspondent. PoliticusUSA breaks news into the following categories : Editorials, Politicus Radio, Liberal Nation Rising, Russia Scandal and Sports.

Funded by / Ownership

According to its About Page the founder of the PoliticusUSA is Jason Easley and they state that “not a drop of investment capital was used in the start-up. We do not seek grants or funding from foundations. We do not accept advertising dollars from any outlet that would have even the opportunity to dictate our coverage.” The website is funded through online 3rd party advertising.

Analysis / Bias

In review, PoliticusUSA’s editorials tend to lean strongly left and present a progressive view of the world with frequent anti-Trump articles such as: “It’s Time To Publicly Shame Trump And The Russia Scandal Liars” and “Vote With Your Remote: Tell The Media To Stop Pushing Trump Caravan Lies”PoliticusUSA typically is  very well sourced to credible media outlets such as: Wall Street Journal, CNN, USAToday, Toronto Star, Reuters, The Hill,  Washington Post, and New York Times.

PoliticusUSA has been criticized for utilizing sensational/misleading headlines that do not always match the reality of the story. For example, in this story, “Trump Said CIA Lies But Then Winks as He Makes Putin’s BFF New Fave as SecState”, the author makes the claim that Tillerson is “not only a fossil fuel CEO but one who has very, very close ties with Vladimir Putin, the guy the CIA says got Donald Trump elected president – for what looks like a little quid pro quo.” Unfortunately, the author does not provide a hyperlinked source to validate this opinion. Further, according to Bloomberg, PoliticusUSA “misleadingly reported that Trump asked for the constitution to be changed so he can be president for 16 years.”

In general, story selection always favors the left and denigrate the right, in particular President Trump. All stories are well sourced, however some very strong claims are not backed with evidence as seen above.

A factual search reveals that PoliticusUSA has failed a fact check.

Overall, we rate PoliticusUSA, borderline extreme Left Biased in wording and editorial positions and factually Mixed due to misleading headlines and a failed fact check. (5/15/2016) Updated (M. Huitsing 12/30/2018)





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