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Daily Source Bias Check: Independent Sentinel

RIGHT BIAS

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.

Factual Reporting: HIGH

Notes: According the Independent Sentinel’s about page they “provides news, opinion and commentary, analysis, factual and original content, mostly political, usually right-of-center, for a Conservative, Libertarian, Republican audience.” Our review of the Independent Sentinel reveals a right wing biased website based on reporting choices that are one sided. Most headlines are sensationalized with loaded words, positive towards the right and negative toward the left. While the Independent Sentinel does produce real news and they usually cite credible sources, there are some articles that cite far right sources such as Breitbart. However, we were unable to find an instance where the Independent Sentinel failed a fact check. We rate the Independent Sentinel right biased with mostly factual reporting. (D. Van Zandt)

Source: http://www.independentsentinel.com/

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