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 that may damage liberal causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Left Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate the Tennessee Holler Left Biased based on story selection, advocacy, and editorial positions that align with the Progressive Left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2019 by Justin Kanew, who ran as a Democrat for U.S. Congress in TN-7 in 2018, the Tennessee Holler (TN Holler) is a progressive news and opinion website focused on Tennessee politics. According to their about page, “The Tennessee Holler is an audience-supported progressive news site with a series of active social media feeds that seek to amplify voices throughout Tennessee and YELL THE TRUTH about what’s really happening in our state.”
Funded by / Ownership
The TN Holler website does not clearly disclose ownership and indicates they are reader supported through donations. One of the donors listed on the sidebar is an organization called the Tennessee Equality Project, which advocates for “equality for LGBTQ people in Tennessee.” They also have a store that sells merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
The TN Holler website publishes news and commentary for the state of Tennessee focused on topics such as Jobs & Economy, Immigration, Health Care, Guns, and Education. Articles and headlines sometimes use emotionally loaded language that favors the left, such as this CONFESSIONS OF A CONVERTED SCHOOLS PRIVATIZATION LOBBYIST. A review of several articles indicates they utilize credible sources such as government agencies and local media outlets like the Columbia Daily Herald.
Editorially, all stories favor the progressive left, such as this promoting criticism of the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade RALLIES ACROSS TENNESSEE #BansOffOurBodies. TN Holler also advocates for Gun Regulations, concern with climate change, LGBTQ rights, and anti-racism measures. The Tennessee Holler generally reports news factually and with a strong progressive left bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years. They have been used on occasion by fact-checkers to support claims.
Overall, we rate the Tennessee Holler Left Biased based on story selection, advocacy, and editorial positions that align with the Progressive Left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 08/10/2022)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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