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 Against Crony Capitalism Right Biased based on story selection that favors free-market capitalism and denigrates the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High, due to the occasional use of poor sources who have failed fact checks.
Bias Rating: RIGHT Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom) Media Type: Website Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2010 by Nick Sorrentino and Hunter Lewis, Against Crony Capitalism (ACC) is a website that works to expose crony capitalism. “Crony capitalism is an economic system in which businesses thrive not as a result of risk, but rather as a return on money amassed through a nexus between a business class and the political class.” ie. Cronyism.
According to their about page, they state “We believe that special deals from the government for politically connected individuals, businesses, and powerful political interests destroy the marketplace. These favors, though often sold to the public as “regulations” or “works programs”, are usually vehicles for some to take from the many.”
Nick Sorrentino is the editor and he also operates a personal website at TheSorrentino.com.
Against Crony Capitalism does not openly explain ownership on the website. It is assumed to be owned by the co-founders mentioned above. Revenue is derived through advertising, donations and the sale of books.
None to date, however, they sometimes utilize sources who fail fact checks and promote conspiracy theories.
Overall, we rate Against Crony Capitalism Right Biased based on story selection that favors free-market capitalism and denigrates the left. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High, due to the occasional use of poor sources who have failed fact checks. (7/12/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 3/08/2021)