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 VoteVets.org Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to three failed fact checks related to political campaign ads.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2006, VoteVets.org is organized as a non-partisan political action committee (PAC) and non-profit 501(c)(4) status in the United States. Although a nonpartisan organization, it has been described as “closely aligned with Congressional Democrats,” and “liberal” in news stories. In a June 2011 press release, the organization specifically identified itself as the “largest progressive group of veterans in America.” The primary mission is to elect veterans into office.
Funded by / Ownership
VoteVets.org is a non-profit 501(c)(4) that is funded through donations and an online shop that sells branded merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, VoteVets.org is a Political Action Committee that “focuses on matters including but not limited to, foreign policy, energy security, veterans’ unemployment, and opening military service to life-long Americans born to undocumented immigrants, as well as continued investment in care for veterans.”
The website publishes news summaries from other sources and then links to the primary source such this which links to NBC News: How Democrats are trying to win over Trump-skeptical veterans. Other stories link to credible media outlets such as The Hill and NPR. They also offer original posts such as this Women Veterans Call For Secretary Wilkie, Congressman Crenshaw To Resign Over VA Sexual Assault Scandal.
Editorially, VoteVets has endorsed both Democrats and Republicans, however, more often they endorse Democratic candidates. In general, the information on the website is factual and left-leaning in bias. However, they have failed a few fact checks on their political campaign ads as seen below.
Failed Fact Checks
- Says Thom Tillis voted “against a pay raise for a military, while voting for a pay raise for himself.” – Mostly False
- “Sen. McCain would occupy Iraq indefinitely, against their wishes.” – False
- Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole “voted against giving our troops” life-saving body armor. – False
Overall, we rate VoteVets.org Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to three failed fact checks related to political campaign ads. (D. Van Zandt 2/4/2017) Updated (3/10/2021)