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 Judicial Crisis Network Right Biased based on funding and endorsements of conservative candidates and causes. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a complete lack of financial transparency.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2005, The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) (originally founded as the Judicial Confirmation Network) is an American conservative political campaign organization based in the United States. As of 2014, it was run by Carrie Severino, a former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In January 2017, JCN launched a 10 million dollar campaign to support Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee. In 2019, they changed their name to the Concord Fund but retained JCN as an alias.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Judicial Crisis Network is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. The website completely lacks transparency as it does not disclose funding or donors. However, they have changed their name to The Concord Fund, but continue to use JCN as an alias NEW FILING SHOWS MASSIVE DARK MONEY SUPPORT FROM JUDICIAL CRISIS NETWORK TO REPUBLICAN ATTORNEYS GENERAL ASSOCIATION.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Judicial Crises Network promotes, funds, and lobbies Republican candidates, judges and causes. The website itself does not really provide original content but instead links to news articles from other sources such as National Review with articles like this The Left Tries to Take Down Another Stellar Trump Judicial Nominee. In general, the Judicial Crisis Network (Concord Fund) lobbies and funds conservative campaigns. The content on the website is generally factual, however, there is a complete lack of transparency regarding their funding and spending.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Judicial Crisis Network Right Biased based on funding and endorsements of conservative candidates and causes. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a complete lack of financial transparency. (D. Van Zandt 2/16/2017) Updated (2/23/2021)
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