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 Rantt Media moderately Left Biased based on story selection and High for factual reporting due to excellent sourcing.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
According to their about page “Rantt Media is an independently owned news company that launched in October 2016. We analyze the news, shed light on injustices, and tell the stories that matter to you.” Rantt was founded by Zak Ali, Adam Al-Ali, Josh Lytle, and Ahmed Baba who is COO/Editor-in-Chief of a Rantt Media.
Funded by / Ownership
Ownership is not disclosed on the website though one would assume the four co-founders are the owners of Rantt Media Inc. The website is funded through donations, a Patreon account and online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Rantt Media is a website that features a variety of writers mostly covering political news. Most stories tend to favor the left and are critical of the right. There is the moderate use of loaded language in headlines such as: Fox News Is Gaslighting Their Viewers Into Authoritarianism, however, the wording within articles is less loaded. While the stories may favor the left, there is excellent use of sourcing within each article. Rantt Media typically uses mainstream or official Government sources that are highly factual.
A factual search also reveals they have not failed any fact checks to date.
Overall, we rate Rantt Media moderately Left Biased based on story selection and High for factual reporting due to excellent sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 3/1/2018) Updated (12/18/2018)
Correction: Ahmed Baba was missing as a founder in the original review and has subsequently been added in the History section above. (D. Van Zandt 12/18/2018)