Daily Source Bias Check: Western Journal

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Western Journal - Questionable - Right Bias - Conservative - Republican - Some Fake News - Not CredibleFactual Reporting: Mixed - Not always Credible or Reliable


QUESTIONABLE SOURCE

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  • Overall, we rate Western Journal Right Biased and Questionable based on story selection and editorial opinions that strongly favor the right and numerous failed fact checks.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Far Right, Failed Fact Checks
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History

The Western Journal, previously known as Western Journalism, is an American conservative news and political website based in Phoenix, Arizona. The site was founded by political consultant Floyd Brown in 2008. According to their about page “The Western Journal is a news company that drives positive cultural change by equipping readers with truth. Every day, WesternJournal.com publishes conservative, libertarian, free-market, and pro-family writers and broadcasters.”

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Funded by / Ownership

Western Journal was acquired by Liftable Media, Inc. in 2014, which also owns the political opinion website Conservative Tribune. Funding appears to be derived primarily from online advertising.

Analysis / Bias

The Western Journal is a news and opinion website with story selection that always favors the right and is negative toward the left. There is the frequent use of moderately loaded language in headlines such as this: The Clinton State Department’s Major Security Breach That Everyone Is Ignoring. The Western Journal typically sources its information to credible media outlets, though story selection and wording usually spin information favorably to the right. They have also failed several fact checks. Finally, during the 2020 Presidential election, they have promoted misinformation. See failed fact check below.

Failed Fact Checks

Overall, we rate Western Journal Right Biased and Questionable based on story selection and editorial opinions that strongly favor the right and numerous failed fact checks. (10/15/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 11/14/2020)

 

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