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 and editorial positions that consistently favor a progressive-liberal perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques, a lack of transparency, and one-sided reporting.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
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. The owner of the website has contacted us to reveal their name; however, they have yet to disclose this on the website. Advertising and a Patreon link for donations generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Politizoom reports news with a left-leaning bias in both story selections that favors the left and through the use of emotionally loaded wording such as this: Not Only Is Jack Smith Humiliating Trump’s Lawyers, Now He’s Stealing Trump’s Excuses. This story does not provide hyperlinked sourcing. In another article labeled as an opinion piece, there is again no sourced information at all despite there being specific information mentioned, such as a media interview that occurred on that day.
Other stories reviewed provide hyperlinked sourcing such as this: Mary Trump says “This Time Feels Different” She’s Right It Is, where they link to the primary source Mary Trump. In another article, There’s A RICO Charge In Trump’s Future, and the Rest Of Them Are Wild, the information in the story is appropriately linked to Reuters. Therefore, Politizoom has a mixed record in providing sources of information.
Editorially, all stories favor the left and consistently denigrate conservatives and former President Trump, such as this Watch Johnathan Turley Embarrass Himself Shilling for Trump and ‘Sidney’s F**ked’ Had ‘Possible Mental Health Break’ Now Indictment’s Afoot. Finally, when reporting on the Biden administration, they present a positive tone like this It’s The Economy Stupid! Bidenomics Strikes Back.
In general, this is a one-sided left-biased website that does not source properly and lacks transparency.
Failed Fact Checks
- There is no record of them being fact-checked by a third party.
Overall, we rate Politizoom Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that consistently favor a progressive-liberal perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing techniques, a lack of transparency, and one-sided reporting. (D. Van Zandt 12/05/2018) Updated (08/15/2023)
Last Updated on August 15, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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