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.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
USSA News is a news and opinion website established in 2010 in response to the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA-Obamacare). The tagline for this website is “The Tea Party’s Front Page”, which indicates a right wing/pseudo-libertarian position. USSA News has an about page that describes its mission. This about page also lists facts such as a 20 trillion dollar debt to prove how inefficient and wasteful the government is. Further, the about page contains an entirely false, so called fact that reads “Illegal aliens have more rights than most citizens.” This is false. Further, this site does not list any names associated with it.
Funded by / Ownership
USSA News does not disclose ownership and a Whois search reveals domain information is redacted for privacy. The website is funded through online advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, USSA News uses moderately loaded language in headlines and articles such as this: Russia Warns of Global Conflict over Nuclear Pact Collapse. They typically source their information well, but many times it is to other right wing sites with a mixed factual track record. For example, they use the Daily Signal and Christian Post as sources of information. Both of these sources have Mixed factual ratings by our standards. They also sometimes link to questionable sources such as Conservative Fighters, which has a poor track record with fact checkers. Lastly, all articles on this website favor the right and/or libertarian positions.
A factual search reveals a few failed fact checks.
Overall, we rate USSA News Right Biased based on story selection that always favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to a few failed fact checks and use of poor sources. (D. Van Zandt 12/19/2017) Updated (12/22/2018)