Dozens of publications and media organizations have written a letter warning governors across the United States about the left-wing bias of an organization called NewsGuard that now is advancing its agenda by working with schools in their states – through the leftist American Federation of Teachers – to impose its influence on children.
The letter was signed jointly by Media Research Center founder and President Brent Bozell and dozens of other free speech advocates.
They warn, according to an announcement about the campaign, about “both on NewsGuard’s leftist bias and the ratings firm’s dangerous and growing influence in the educational arena.”
MRC found, problematically, that NewsGuard was biased “in favor of leftist news outlets. NewsGuard even rated several Communist Chinese state-run media outlets higher than several American outlets and pro-life U.S. websites. The ratings firm also claims to help identify ‘misinformation,’ but its biases show it isn’t objective,” the report said.
“Fact-checkers” have exploded in popularity even as online news resources have multiplied for a generation that now routinely reads stories or watches newscasts on their phones.
The concept probably is a good idea, but the problem, however, is that those “fact-checkers” often need calling out by real “fact-checkers,” as leftists who support fact-check groups financially and then quote them to support their own agenda hardly qualify for the title.
When the issue started developing – long before the claims about stolen elections, COVID mandates and more, the Heritage Foundation blasted the practice because of the obvious slant that was being publicized.
This post originally appeared on WND News Center.
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