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 New Civil Rights Movement far-Left Biased based on the use of loaded emotional language and editorial positions that favor the progressive left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources as well as a few failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2008, by David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement (NCRM) is a website news source that promotes civil rights for LGBTQ people. According to their about page the website was created to “galvanize a community of progressives to help advance civil rights for LGBT people.” David Badash is also the editor-in-chief and writes most original content.
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Funded by / Ownership
The New Civil Rights Movement is owned by AlterNet Media, which also publishes the progressive left news website alternet.org. Revenue is derived through advertising and donations for an ad-free version of the website.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The New Civil Rights Movement summarizes news stories and publishes opinion based original commentary from a progressive liberal perspective. Headlines and articles often utilize emotionally loaded wording that favors the left such as this: Pelosi is Doing What No One Else Had the Balls to Do: Making Trump Squirm. This story is sourced entirely to Twitter. NCRM also republishes articles from Raw Story and Alternet.
Editorially, all commentary comes from a progressive liberal perspective and often denigrates the right such as this BUSTED: Rudy Giuliani Outed for ‘Shadow Diplomacy’ With Venezuela — Similar to His Ukraine Scandal and this DOW Plunges After ‘Moron’ Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s Message From Mexico Spooks Markets. This latter story is sourced to Raw Story, which has a Mixed record with fact-checkers. In general, all stories favor the left and often utilize left-biased sources.
Failed Fact Checks
- Donald Trump donated flood relief money to the president of an anti-gay hate group. – Unproven
- The State Department’s Foreign Affairs Policy Board currently does not have any female members. – False
Overall, we rate The New Civil Rights Movement far-Left Biased based on the use of loaded emotional language and editorial positions that favor the progressive left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources as well as a few failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 9/2/2017) Updated (12/30/2019)