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 information reporting that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate the Resolute Square Left-Biased based on a left-leaning editorial bias. We also rate them High for factual reporting as there is no evidence to indicate the limited content is false.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched on November 14th, 2022, by ABC News veterans and Lincoln Project members, Resolute Square is a website publishing news, podcasts, and newsletters to “preserve democracy.”
According to their about page, “From the fearless voices behind The Lincoln Project comes Resolute Square, a community of creators, thinkers, strategists, and activists committed to taking on the autocrats and their right-wing media mouthpieces to defend democracy. Our mission is to expose, inspire, inform and lead — and give you the tools to fight the poison peddlers who are trying to destroy our democracy.”
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Funded by / Ownership
Resolute Square is a Public Benefit Corporation claiming to be dedicated to “promoting democratic values.” An online shop that sells merchandise and membership fees generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
Resolute Square publishes news stories, newsletters for subscribers, and a weekly program named Strategy Call, in which members engage in a “weekly video call where Rick Wilson, Stu Stevens, Joe Trippi, and Reed Galen talk with Tara Setmayer about the latest in the battle to defend our democracy.”
The website also hosts shows by Joe Trippi (That Trippi Show) and Rick Wilson (Rick Wilson’s Enemy List). Further, the website features text-based articles such as this Why We Need Resolute Square Now. Currently, there is little content on this new website; however, a review of the wording from this article indicates a significant left-leaning bias with a quote that reads:
“But defeating Donald Trump is not enough. Today the MAGA Republican Party has morphed into a sweeping authoritarian crusade. Don’t let the buffoonish characters fool you – it is a dedicated, serious movement housed in the Republican party, funded by billionaire plutocrats, staffed by dangerous men and women, and amplified by the radical right-wing media ecosystem led by Fox News. They are confident, patient, and committed to breaking American democracy.”
As of this review, the website has only been active for 3 days; therefore, content is limited, and so is the confidence of this review. We have subscribed to their newsletter and will make updates/adjustments to this review as more information is gathered.
According to an Axios interview with Stuart Stevens, he clearly stated they are biased: “We’re going to proudly declare we’re all bias, all the time. All bias of democracy,” he added. “One of the slogans we’re using is, ‘We’re right, they’re wrong.'”
Currently, Resolute Square appears to hold a strong left-leaning bias by denigrating conservatives and republicans. Finally, we rate them High for factual reporting as there is no evidence of false information at this early stage. This may change, and we will update accordingly.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Resolute Square Left-Biased based on a left-leaning editorial bias. We also rate them High for factual reporting as there is no evidence to indicate the limited content is false. (D. Van Zandt 11/17/2022)
Last Updated on November 17, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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