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 Indypendent Left Biased based on story selection that almost always favors progressive causes and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2000, The Indypendent describes itself as “We are a free, progressive monthly newspaper and online news site. We cover social justice movements here in New York and beyond and the issues they are concerned about because it is movements of organized people that make change happen.” John Tarleton is The Indypendent’s current editor.
Funded by / Ownership
The Indypendent does not disclose ownership on the website. They are funded through individual donations and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Indypendent is a progressive print newspaper and website based in New York City. The Indypendent utilizes moderately loaded words in headlines such as this: New York is Set to Cash In On Cannabis. But Who Will Get the Green? Although this story is not sourced via hyperlinks, it does provide proper quotations to those interviewed in the article. Story selection usually favors the left with many stories about equal rights, social justice, and democratic socialism. In general, this is a progressive paper that factually sources content to support their opinions.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Indypendent Left Biased based on story selection that almost always favors progressive causes and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/21/2019)
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