These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate The Bipartisan Press Left-Center biased based on story selection that mostly favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Launched in 2018, The Bipartisan Press is a news and opinion website that displays the bias of their articles. According to their about page, part of their mission is “publishing different opinions from people who have different views, not having a left-leaning press team or vice versa.” The Bipartisan Press is headquartered in San Jose, California, United States.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Bipartisan Press was founded by Julian Connor, who is also the publisher. Winston Wang is the managing editor and Janet Ybarra senior contributing editor. The Bipartisan Press is funded mainly through advertising revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The Bipartisan Press has a rating system for every article they publish, further they state their bias for each article and also display a graph that shows the author’s political spectrum based on the Political Compass quiz. The Bipartisan Press describes their rating system but does not go into detail how they determine the bias of the article.
In review, The Bipartisan Press presents the issue “Fact” and then they publish the opinions of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents on the issue. For example, in this article titled “What should be done about Ralph Northam’s yearbook photo?”, you can find Democratic and Republican opinions regarding the issue and “Our verdict” which states the sites overall opinion on the issue. The Bipartisan Press also publishes news/opinion articles and labels them according to their bias. We looked at 50 random articles and calculated that 45 out of 50 or 90% were self-described as leaning left. When it comes to sourcing, The Bipartisan Press sources their information to credible media outlets such as The Atlantic, NY Times, Pew Research, Reuters, cpb.org, and The Washington Post. In general, The Bipartisan Press reports news that favors the left, however, they do occasionally provide right leaning opinions that provide some balance.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Bipartisan Press Left-Center biased based on story selection that mostly favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 4/30/2019)
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