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 Against Crony Capitalism Right-Center Biased based on story selection that favors free-market capitalism. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH Country: USA World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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.
In a previous review of ACC we rated them Right Biased and Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources. These stories are no longer on the website and all stories reviewed linked to credible media outlets. Therefore, we are upgrading ACC to Right-Center Biased and High for factual reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
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Overall, we rate Against Crony Capitalism Right-Center Biased based on story selection that favors free-market capitalism. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (7/12/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 9/21/2020)