Air Force Times – Bias and Credibility

Air Force Times - Least Biased - Not Left - Not Right - CredibleFactual Reporting: High - Credible - Reliable


These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes).  The reporting is factual and usually sourced.  These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.

  • Overall, we rate Air Force Times as Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information.

Detailed Report

Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic



Founded in 1947, Air Force Times is a part of the Sightline Media Group, formerly known as the Army Times Publishing Company, which first published Army Times in 1940. Sightline Media Group also publishes The Military Times group, which comprises four bimonthly newspapers. These are Army Times (founded 1940), Navy Times (founded 1951), Air Force Times (founded 1947), and Marine Corps Times. Please note that these are not US government publications. The Executive Editor of Air Force Times is Andrew Tilghman.

The Air Force Times provides news and information, daily newsletters, video content, and podcasts to the U.S. military community.

Sightline Media Group is based in Northern Virginia. Peter Lundquist is the president of Sightline Media Group, and David Smith is the vice president and general manager for all of Sightline’s business brands: Defense News, Federal Times, and C4ISR & Networks.

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Funded by / Ownership

Air Force Times is owned by Sightline Media Group, formerly owned by Gannett Company, which is best known for its flagship national newspaper USA Today. Currently, Sightline Media Group is owned by Regent, L.P. Regent is a private equity firm based in Los Angeles/California. Air Force Times is funded through advertising and subscription fees.

Analysis / Bias

In review, Air Force Times covers military news and defense policy with the use of minimally loaded language such as this: “Making Air Force One great again” and “Transgender airman: ‘I would like to see them try to kick me out of my military.’” All articles are properly sourced to credible media outlets such as the Associated Press, Politico, Reuters, Military Times, and .gov sites. Editorially, they are balanced with primarily centrist views that slightly lean left on the issues of gender and lean right in their support of military strength. Air Force Times generally covers military news with very low bias in reporting.

Failed Fact Checks

  • None in the Last 5 years

Overall, we rate Air Force Times Least Biased based on balanced news reporting and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing of information. (M. Huitsing 4/18/2019) Updated (10/06/2023)


Last Updated on October 6, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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