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
Notes: Smirking Chimp is a news and opinion blog that also features a very active interactive forum. According to the Smirking Chimp they are a “News and Commentary from the Vast, Left-Wing Conspiracy. Updated daily since December 2000.” In reviewing this website we only looked at the news they report which is almost always is favorable to the left and negative toward the right. When reporting news they typically provide a snippet from a credible news source such as Reuters or MSN and then have people comment on it. Basically, this is news curation that favors the left. We could not find any instances of failed fact checks and everything is sourced properly. Overall, we rate Smirking Chimp left biased in story selection and high for factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt 8/17/2016)