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.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Notes: The Vermont Independent is a Left-Libertarian blog that is affiliated with the Second Vermont Republic, which is a secessionist group within the U.S. state of Vermont. Their mission is to “restore the formerly independent status of the Vermont Republic (1777–91).” It describes itself as “a nonviolent citizens’ network and think tank opposed to the tyranny of Corporate America and the U.S. government, and committed to the peaceful return of Vermont to its status as an independent republic and more broadly the dissolution of the Union.” The Vermont Independent publishes news and opinion pieces, with the majority being opinion pieces related to secession. Due to the many opinion pieces, there is minimal sourcing, therefore we rate them Mixed for factual reporting. Wording is not inflammatory, however, they are left biased based on the reasoning for wanting to secede, such as anti-corporatism and anti-imperialism. (D. Van Zandt 7/29/2017)