These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Salem Radio Network News (SRN News) Right-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Salem Radio Network News (SRN News) is a part of the Salem Radio Network. They essentially publish news that originates from the radio network as well as original journalism and republished material. The network focuses on syndicated Christian political talk, music, and conservative news/talk programming. The website does not feature an about page.
Funded by / Ownership
Salem Radio Network News is owned by the Salem Radio Group that also publishes right-leaning radio personalities HughHewitt.com, MikeOnline.com, DennisPrager.com, SebGorka.com, MetaxasTalk.com, and LarryElder.com. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, SRN News features original reporting as well as republished news from 3rd party sources. Original content often utilizes loaded language such as this Biden hits campaign trail in Georgia after top Republicans acknowledge his win and $2K reward offered in Wyoming grizzly bear killing case. Republished news is often from the Associated Press and Reuters.
Editorially, they lean right as they offer a religious news section that favors Christianity. When it comes to science they are pro-science in regards to Covid-19 as well as climate change. They also post clips from their radio hosts that lean right and may not always be factual. In general, the text-based news reported on the website is factual and leans right editorially.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Salem Radio Network News (SRN News) Right-Center biased based on story selection that moderately favors the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 12/29/2016) Updated (12/16/2020)
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