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 The Patriot Post Right Biased based on story selection and editorial opinions that always favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the occasional use of poor sources, as well as two failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 1996 as The Federalist, The Patriot Post is a Conservative media source promoting individual liberty. The founder was Mark Alexander who is also the current editor. According to their about page the Mission is to be an “advocate of our Republic’s constitutional Rule of Law over the rule of men, the irrevocable terminus of the latter being tyranny. Our editors frame current social, political, and policy issues in the constitutional context established by our Founders and supported today by the plurality of Americans, who uphold the most basic tenet of our Republic: “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
The Patriot Post discloses their staff here.
Funded by / Ownership
The Patriot Post is owned by Publius Press and is funded through donations and an online store that sells patriotic merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Patriot Post publishes conservative news and commentary with moderately loaded wording that favors the right, such as this: Strong Economy Continues as Dems Warn of Collapse. This story provides a byline to the author with biographical information. The article’s only external source leads to the factually mixed Washington Free Beacon. In another story there is again only moderate loaded language that is appropriately linked to an authors bio: No, Ronald Reagan Was Not a Racist. This story is appropriately sourced to the Associated Press and Washington Post.
The homepage also features links to right leaning opinion columnist such as David Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Brent Bozell and Tucker Carlson. Many of the opinion columnist listed do not have favorable track records with fact checkers. In general news reporting is properly sourced, but sometimes to factually mixed sources. Further, all stories favor the right and paint liberals negatively. They also do not always support the consensus of science.
A factual search reveals they have failed two fact checks. Do not confuse The Patriot Post with another source with a similar name that is 100% satirical and has failed numerous fact checks.
Overall, we rate The Patriot Post Right Biased based on story selection and editorial opinions that always favor the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the occasional use of poor sources, as well as two failed fact checks. (7/19/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 8/02/2019)
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