English 4: Media Bias

Source 1: CNN

House to vote on resolution calling to remove Trump from office by the 25th Amendment

https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/politics/house-vote-25th-amendment-trump/index.html

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 CNN left biased based on editorial positions that consistently favors the left, while straight news reporting falls left-center through bias by omission. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to several failed fact checks by TV hosts. However, news reporting on the website tends to be properly sourced with minimal failed fact checks
  • Factual Reporting: MIXED

 

Source 2: New York Times

Democrats set up impeachment after vote demanding Pence wrest presidential powers.

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/01/12/us/impeachment-trump-25th-amendment/democrats-set-up-impeachment-after-vote-demanding-pence-wrest-presidential-powers

Media Bias Fact Check:

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 the New York Times Left-Center biased based on word and story selection that moderately favors the left, but highly factual and considered one of the most reliable sources for news information due to proper sourcing and well-respected journalists/editors. The failed fact checks that occurred were on Op-Ed’s and not straight news reporting.
  • Factual Reporting: HIGH

 

Source 3: USA Today

Impeachment, resignation, 25th Amendment: How Democrats in Congress are trying to remove Trump after Capitol riots

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/12/impeachment-25th-amendment-congress-options-removing-trump/6621860002/

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 USA Today Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean news reporting fact check record.
  • Factual Reporting: HIGH

 

Source 4: Reuters

Democrats press ahead with drive to impeach Trump after Capitol siege

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump/democratic-drive-to-impeach-trump-after-capitol-siege-speeds-ahead-idUSKBN29H0JJ

These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced.  These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biases sources.

  • Overall, we rate Reuters Least Biased based on objective reporting and Very High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information with minimal bias and a clean fact check record.
  • Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH

 

Source 5: The Hill

Trump impeachment collides with Biden’s agenda

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/533753-trump-impeachment-collides-with-bidens-agenda

These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced.  These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.

  • Overall, we rate The Hill Least Biased based on editorial positions that are currently balanced and news reporting that is low biased. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to previous opinion columns promoting unproven claims.
  • Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL

 

Source 6: Daily Herald

House speeding to impeach Trump, charging ‘incitement of insurrection’

https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20210111/house-speeding-to-impeach-trump-charging-incitement-of-insurrection

These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.

  • Overall, we rate the Daily Herald Right-Center biased based on right leaning editorial positions and High for factual reporting based on strong sourcing and a clean fact check record
  • Factual Reporting: HIGH

 

Source 7: New York Post

Kevin McCarthy: Some House Republicans favor censure of Trump over Capitol riot

https://nypost.com/2021/01/11/kevin-mccarthy-some-house-republicans-favor-censure-of-trump/?utm_source=url_sitebuttons&utm_medium=site%20buttons&utm_campaign=site%20buttons

These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in 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 conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.

  • Overall we rate the New York Post on the far end of Right-Center Biased due to story selection that typically favors the Right and Mixed (borderline questionable) for factual reporting based on several failed fact checks.
  • Factual Reporting: MIXED

 

Source 8: Fox News

House barrels toward new Trump impeachment, will vote on resolution calling for use of 25th Amendment Tuesday

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-barrels-toward-new-trump-impeachment-will-vote-resolution-25th-amendment

These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative 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 conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.

  • Overall, we rate Fox News strongly Right-Biased due to editorial positions and story selection that favors the right. We also rate them Mixed factually and borderline Questionable based on poor sourcing and the spreading of conspiracy theories that later must be retracted after being widely shared. Further, Fox News would be rated a Questionable source based on numerous failed fact checks by hosts and pundits, however, straight news reporting is generally reliable, therefore we rate them Mixed for factual reporting.
  • Factual Reporting: MIXED

Questionable Sources:

A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact checked on a per article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source.

 

Other Sources:

Politifact

https://www.politifact.com/

These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced.  These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biases sources.

  • Overall, this update reveals a slight leftward shift in Politifact’s fact-checking selection, but not enough to move them from the least biased category.
  • Factual Reporting: HIGH

Gallup

https://news.gallup.com/home.aspx

These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced.  These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.

  • Overall, we rate Gallup Least Biased based on a consistent track record as a pollster and reporting news with minimal bias. We also rate them Very-High for factual reporting due to using only statistics driven information without opinions.
  • Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH

 

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