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 AMAC Right Biased based on political positions and story selection that favors the conservative right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources that have failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2007, AMAC (The Association of Mature American Citizens) is a US based interest group, which describes itself as the conservative alternative to AARP (the American Association of Retired Persons). The Association of Mature American Citizens or AMAC, is based in Lady Lake, Florida.
Daniel C. Weber is the founder of AMAC and on his bio page he describes himself as “A devoted advocate of free enterprise.” He refers to AMAC “as a way to unite citizens to defend our American way of life”. A quote from the FAQ page regarding the purpose of the organization is stated as “other major 50+ organizations were too liberal and did not represent his views. Rather than do nothing, Weber decided to begin his own organization. AMAC is a conservative, non-partisan organization with the goal of representing those whose core beliefs are not represented by other major 50+ organizations.”
Gerry Hafer is the Executive Director and you can view the complete list of board of directors here.
Funded by / Ownership
AMAC’s revenue, according to their FAQ page, is originally from their founder, Dan Weber and the site indicates the rest is derived from membership fees and advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, AMAC is essentially a conservative version of AARP, that boasts over 1 million members. The website clearly indicates their conservative political positions, such as support for the 2nd Amendment, Small Government, Fiscal Responsibility, Religious Freedom, Pro-Life, Low Taxes and Repeal Obamacare. Besides promoting their agenda, they also republish news with loaded emotional headlines such as this: Portland Is the New Berkeley: “Occupy ICE” and Antifa Mayhem and this, Will the FEC Please Stand Up — and Hold Hillary Clinton Accountable? Republished articles tend to come from strongly right leaning sources such as the New American and Inside Sources. AMAC also publishes original content that again utilizes loaded language such as this: Courts Say Protestors Can Disrespect The Flag, But You Don’t Need a Court Order To Salute The ‘Grand Old Flag,’ says AMAC. This article is properly sourced to credible information and media sources. When it comes to science this source does not align with the consensus on climate change. In general, AMAC publishes strongly right leaning conservative news and sometimes uses poor sources.
Overall, we rate AMAC Right Biased based on political positions and story selection that favors the conservative right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources that have failed fact checks. (M. Huitsing 6/19/2019)