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 Politizoom Left Biased based on story selection that always favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to lack of sourcing and not openly disclosing ownership. This source would be ranked High if they label opinion pieces and disclosed ownership.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in March 2018, Politizoom is a political news and opinion blog located in Syracuse, New York. According to their about page “PolitiZoom is an independent news magazine dedicated to exposing the lies and corruption in Washington. We cover our fast-moving political environment with a progressive, liberal approach.” The website does not openly disclose an editor, but they do disclose author names and short bios.
Funded by / Ownership
Politizoom does not disclose ownership on its website and domain registration is private. However, a recent story seems to indicate that Joseph Murphy may be the owner (not confirmed). There isn’t advertising on the page, but there is a Patreon link for donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Politizoom reports news with a left-leaning bias in both story selection that favors the left and through the use of emotionally loaded wording such as this: Senators Conclude That bin Salman Guilty As Hell In Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder. While this story utilizes an emotional headline, it is properly sourced to NPR. In another article, however, there isn’t any sourced information at all. It is simply an opinion piece that is not labeled as such. In reviewing the last 10 news stories published on Politizoom, 100% of them lean left through wording and story selection.
A factual search reveals that they have not been fact-checked yet by an IFCN Fact Checker.
Overall, we rate Politizoom Left Biased based on story selection that always favors the left and Mixed for factual reporting due to lack of sourcing and not openly disclosing ownership. This source would be ranked High if they label opinion pieces and disclosed ownership. (D. Van Zandt 12/05/2018)