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 Washington Press far left biased based on story selection that always favors the left and mixed for factual reporting due to a few failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
According to their about page: “Washington Press is a news website dedicated to providing our readers the most accurate, concise, and breaking political news of the day. In an age of fake news, we are a trusted source with a track record of honesty and integrity.” Colin Taylor is listed as the Managing Editor of Washington Press.
Funded by / Ownership
The about page does not list who owns the website. Funding appears to primarily come from online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Washington Press presents news with a borderline extreme left-wing bias that always favors the left and is always anti-Trump and the political right. There is a frequent and very strong use of loaded words in both headlines and articles such as this: “Trump just declared war on the First Amendment in an unhinged cabinet meeting.” The Washington Press usually sources their information from credible mainstream media outlets, however, they sometimes use poor sources such as Shareblue, which has a mixed record with fact-checking. The Washington Press has also failed fact checks that can be found here and here.
Overall, we rate Washington Press far left biased based on story selection that always favors the left and mixed for factual reporting due to a few failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 1/10/2018) Updated (7/26/2019)