These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appeals to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the American Crime Journal (ACJ) as Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to occasional poor sourcing techniques.
Bias Rating: LEFT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
MBFC’s Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
American Crime Journal (ACJ) is a news website focused on crime reporting, investigative journalism, and criminal justice issues. It typically features articles on true crime, unsolved cases, and legal developments. Among its content, the American Crime Journal (ACJ) includes subsections like General Crime and Justice News, the I-65 Serial Killer case, controversies surrounding Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), and the disappearance of Karlie Guse. American Crime Journal (ACJ) is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Analysis / Bias
American Crime Journal (ACJ) specializes in crime-related stories and investigative journalism. The first article reviewed on Lance Gilman and Tim Ballard’s involvement with O.U.R., titled: “Owner of Nevada Brothel Became ‘Major Stakeholder’ In Operation Underground Railroad” uses emotionally loaded language that leans towards a sensationalist narrative. Phrases such as “tableau of moral decadence and perversion” and “specters of alcohol, cocaine, and strippers” are prominent. Although detailed, the reporting relies on dramatic storytelling rather than objective reporting.
The second article, “Second lawsuit against Tim Ballard, OUR & others,” discusses a second lawsuit against Tim Ballard and O.U.R. involving allegations of sexual assault and fraud. The article lacks direct source citations. However, the existence and details of the lawsuit are corroborated by external reports, like those from the Salt Lake Tribune, lending some credibility to the information presented.
Lastly, the article “Rambo Reyes & O.U.R.: The Colombian Rescue Mission” extensively uses quotes from various sources, including major media outlets like ABC, Rolling Stone, CBS, and Fox News and spokespersons from organizations like ICE, to build its narrative. While this approach provides various perspectives, the absence of source hyperlinks is a significant hindrance to direct source verification.
Editorially, more stories favor the left, especially as it relates to criticism of Tim Ballard, who is closely tied to conservative commentator Glenn Beck and QAnon conspiracy theories. Therefore, ACJ holds a left-leaning bias and is mostly factual in reporting due to not properly sourcing information.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the American Crime Journal (ACJ) as Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that slightly favor the left. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to occasional poor sourcing techniques. (M. Huitsing 11/14/2023)
Last Updated on November 14, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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