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 Moderate Voice Left-Center Biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
According to their about page “The Moderate Voice was founded in December 2003 by journalist/entertainer Joe Gandelman as a personal weblog that would offer an independent voter’s irreverent comments, and serious analysis of events, issues and people in the news. Our writers include people who are center, center left, and center-right — and any writer at any given time may fall into a different category, depending on the issue.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Moderate Voice is owned by Joe Gandelman and is funded through online advertising and a GoFundMe campaign.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Moderate Voice features writers from a variety of perspectives that cover left-center to right-center viewpoints. Outside of covering political news, TMV also features reviews of movies, news on arts & entertainment as well as media. TMV frequently publishes political cartoons that lean left and mostly have an unfavorable view of President Trump. Similarly, a review of political articles also demonstrates that many more lean left. There is also the use of loaded emotional language that favors the left such as this: Rick Scott- Corruption Rewarded. In general, information is properly sourced to credible media or known quotes from prominent figures. Finally, story selection tends to favor the left and although they claim to represent both sides, there was little evidence of right-leaning perspectives.
A factual search reveals that The Moderate Voice has not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Moderate Voice Left-Center Biased based on story selection that moderately favors the left and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing. (7/10/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 11/21/2018)