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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2011, “Republic Report is dedicated to rooting out the corruption that is so corrosive to American values. We investigate and uncover the buying and selling of politicians and of institutions entrusted with upholding the public interest. We expose how big money distorts major policy decisions – harming our economy and our people.” The primary contributor to Republic Report is David Halperin.
Funded by / Ownership
Republic Report is a project of the nonprofit group Essential Information, which was founded by Ralph Nader in 1982. According to their about page “support for David Halperin’s work for Republic Report on higher education issues has included grants from the Ford Foundation, The Institute for College Access & Success, and The Initiative to Protect Student Veterans and Center for Public Interest Law at the University of San Diego.”
Analysis / Bias
In review, Republic Report is focused on money in politics as well as education. There is moderate use of loaded language in headlines such as this: DeVos’s Absurd Attack On For-Profit College’s Sudden Shutdown, however this article is properly sourced to credible media outlets and institutions. In another article, there is significant use of loaded language that is not favorable toward President Trump: Trump Terrible 10: What the Actual FFFF Edition. Again, this article is also properly sourced. In general, all stories published on Republic Report favor the left and denigrate the right.
A factual search reveals that the Republic Report has never failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Republic Report Left Biased based on story selection and activism favored by the left. Further, we rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/7/2018)