Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2014, by progressive journalist Richard (RJ) Eskow, The Zero Hour is a weekly radio and TV program that explores new developments in politics, economics, science, culture, and activism. According to the about page they are a”one-hour television program, a syndicated radio show, and a podcast. It reaches an estimated 1 million viewers and listeners each week.” Richard Eskow has also written for Common Dreams and the Huff Post.
Funded by / Ownership
The Zero Hour is owned by RJ Eskow through the Action Network. Revenue is derived through a Patreon Account.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Zero Hour website does not publish text-based news but rather links to the radio and TV program. On sources that do not provide text-based content, we provide a short summary of bias findings and failed fact checks. The website provides video clips that always favor the left with titles that contain loaded emotional language such as this Laura Packard on Judge Barrett and the Lives on the Line. Editorially all content supports the progressive left.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate The Zero Hour Left Biased based on editorial positions that consistently align with the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 11/25/2016) Updated (10/28/2020)