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.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Notes: The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a nonprofit organization of conservative state legislators and private sector representatives who draft and share model state-level legislation for distribution among state governments in the United States. In other words, this is a pro-right organization that advocates for limited government, free markets, and federalism. The ALEC website publishes a blog that presents news with a right-wing bias in reporting, however, they do not use loaded words and typically source to credible information. The primary agenda of ALEC is writing/support bills that undermine environmental regulations and deny climate change; support school privatization; undercut health care reform; defund unions and limit their political influence; restrain legislatures’ abilities to raise revenue through taxes; mandate strict election laws that disenfranchise voters; increase incarceration to benefit the private prison industry, among many other issues. Overall, we rate ALEC as right biased based on reporting choices and political affiliation. They are mixed for factual reporting based not supporting the consensus of science on environmental issues. (D. Van Zandt 8/2/2017)