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 Militant Left Biased based on the promotion of pro-socialist and anti-capitalist perspectives. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing of information and a lack of transparency in disclosing ownership.
Bias Rating: LEFT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1928, The Militant is an international Socialist newsweekly connected to the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) and the Pathfinder Press. It is published in the United States and distributed in other countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Sweden, Iceland, and New Zealand. The current editor is John Studer.
Funded by / Ownership
The Militant lacks transparency as they do not disclose ownership. Revenue is derived through subscription fees and donations.
Analysis / Bias
The Militant publishes original news stories related to worker’s rights, socialism, communism, and anti-capitalism. Articles and headlines often contain loaded emotional language such as this Support union battles at Marathon, Amazon! and this In first attack of Biden presidency, US airstrikes hit targets in Syria. While the content appears to be factual, it cannot be verified as they do not provide hyperlinks to their sources.
Editorially, The Militant has very strong socialist views and endorses the Socialists Workers Party. Opinion pieces demonstrate equal disdain for conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats such as this Democrats push attacks on free speech, rights workers need. In general, the news is reported mostly factually and with a far-left socialist bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate The Militant Left Biased based on the promotion of pro-socialist and anti-capitalist perspectives. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing of information and a lack of transparency in disclosing ownership. (D. Van Zandt 2/4/2017) Updated (3/6/2021)