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 Lever Left Biased based on editorial positions supporting the progressive left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2020 by David Sirota as The Daily Poster, The Lever is a progressive news and opinion website and daily newsletter. David Sirota is a journalist who is the current editor at Jacobin, an author, a columnist for the Guardian, and a former speechwriter for the Bernie Sanders 2020 presidential campaign. The website primarily covers politics from a progressive left perspective.
Funded by / Ownership
The Lever is owned and published by David Sirota. Revenue is derived through voluntary subscription fees for full content.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Lever publishes political news and opinions from a progressive left perspective. Many articles are written by David Sirota as well as other contributing writers. Articles and headlines often contain moderately loaded language, such as this Lawmakers Unify To Give Corporate Donors A License To Kill You. This story is adequately sourced from credible media outlets such as Politico and Reuters. All articles are original journalism.
Editorially, The Lever aligns with the left. They frequently publish articles critical of conservatives, such as this Trump Holds Coup Meeting With DeVos-Funded Lawmakers. Although they are supportive of the Democratic Party, they are often critical of the corporate establishment Democrats, such as this The Beltway Left Is Normalizing Corruption And Corporatism. When it comes to positions, they promote climate change action, civil rights, single-payer healthcare, and worker’s rights. In general, the information presented on The The Lever is factual and editorially aligns with the progressive left (Democratic Socialism).
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate The Daily Poster Left Biased based on editorial positions supporting the progressive left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/5/2020) Updated (04/12/2022)
Last Updated on July 1, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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