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 an 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 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.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Magazine
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
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 Nonprofit American Prospect, Inc owns the American Prospect. Donations, advertising, and subscription fees generate revenue. 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 factual and evidence-based information.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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 (12/22/2022)
Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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