These media sources are moderate 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 Smirking Chimp Left biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency and questionable blog posters.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Smirking Chimp is a news and opinion blog that also features a very active interactive forum. According to Smirking Chimp, they are a “News and Commentary from the Vast, Left-Wing Conspiracy. Updated daily since December 2000.” The website lacks transparency as they do not have an about page.
Funded by / Ownership
Jeff Tiedrich owns and edits the Smirking Chimp. Donations funded the website.
Analysis / Bias
In reviewing this website, we only looked at the news they report, which is almost always 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 a news curation site that favors the left.
Editorially, users submit news stories that people comment on. Most stories strongly favor the left, such as this If Anti-vaxxers Are Really Committed, They Should Stop Seeking Medical Care. Due to the unpredictability of the people posting information, we rate them Mixed for factual reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
- A third-party fact-checker has not fact-checked them.
Overall, we rate The Smirking Chimp Left biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency and questionable blog posters. (D. Van Zandt 8/17/2017) Updated (8/08/2023)
Last Updated on August 8, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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