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 The Real News Network (TRNN) Left biased based on story selection that favors the left, but with minimal loaded wording. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to strong sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2007 by Paul Jay, The Real News (TRNN) is a nonprofit, alternative media viewer-supported daily video-news and documentary service. TRNN describes itself as a news source “focused on providing independent and uncompromising journalism.” Paul Jay currently serves as the network’s CEO and senior editor. According to their about page “The Real News Network (TRNN) produces independent, verifiable, fact-based journalism that engages ordinary people in solving the critical problems of our times.”
The Real News is also available on Xfinity video on demand and Roku.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, The Real News covers information via video and written report with a left leaning bias in story selection. Headlines contain minimal to moderate loaded wording such as this: Climate Activists Protest Trump California Public Lands Fracking Plan. This story is well sourced to CNBC, Capitol Weekly and the Associated Press, among others. In another story, there is a link to a TRNN video: Activists Push Back Against Conservative Threat to Safe and Legal Abortion. Editorially, TRNN supports more progressive candidates such as this: The DCCC’s Anti-Progressive Policy Might Be Backfiring. TRNN also frequently conducts interviews with notable people such as Noam Chomsky. In general, The Real News Network publishes news that leans left based on story selection and with proper sourcing.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Real News Network (TRNN) Left biased based on story selection that favors the left, but with minimal loaded wording. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to strong sourcing and a clean fact check record. (5/18/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 5/24/2019)