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.
- Overall, we rate the American Prospect Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1990, The American Prospect is a quarterly American political magazine and website dedicated to American liberalism. Based in Washington, D.C., The American Prospect says it aims “to advance liberal and progressive goals through reporting, analysis, and debate about today’s realities and tomorrow’s possibilities.” The magazine was founded by Robert Kuttner, Robert Reich, and Paul Starr, with Kuttner and Starr currently serving as editors.
Funded by / Ownership
The American Prospect is owned by the Nonprofit American Prospect, Inc. Revenue is derived through donations, advertising, and subscription fees. The website does not disclose donors.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The American Prospect reports original political news from a liberal perspective. Stories are well written and headlines contain moderately loaded language that favors the left such as this: The Republican War on the Capital Gains Tax. This story is very well sourced to the New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Whitehouse.gov. Economically, the American Prospect aligns with the progressive left with articles such as this: The 5 Biggest Corporate Lies About Unions. When it comes to science they support the consensus on climate change, vaccines, and GMOs.
Editorially, the American Prospect favors liberal positions, however, they present information that is factual and evidence-based.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the American Prospect Left Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that routinely favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 5/15/2016) Updated (9/8/2019)