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 American Action Forum Right-Center biased based on political positions and advocacy that favors the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to a lack of transparency with funding.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2009 by Fred Malek, founder of Thayer Capital and a former Republican National Committee deputy chairman, The American Action Forum is a nonprofit issue advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. which promotes center right public policy, such as free-market solutions to create a smaller government.
Funded by / Ownership
American Action Forum, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is funded through donations. The website lacks transparency as they do not provide financial information. American Action Forum is a part of the American Action Network, which donates money to help Republican candidates. For example, in 2016 they donated $4,994,221 against Democrats.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the American Action Forum website provides news and research with minimal bias in wording such as this The National Implications of Maryland’s All-Payer System. This research is properly sourced to organizations such as Rand and the CBO. The website also provides Op-Eds, which favors the right and often the policies of President Trump such as this: Pulse of American economy is strong thanks to better policy. In general, AAF advocates for a free market economy with minimal regulations.
When reporting on climate change, AAF does not deny the human impact on climate change, however they do advocate for free market solutions rather than the recommendations by scientists.
A factual search reveals they have not directly failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate American Action Forum Right-Center biased based on political positions and advocacy that favors the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to a lack of transparency with funding. (7/12/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 3/7/2020)