Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 10:17 am
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: USA (44/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Newspaper
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Launched in June of 2015, American Military News is a military and foreign affairs news website based in New York City. According to their about page “American Military News, its editors and reporters are affiliated with the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Defense Writers Group, Online News Association (ONA) and International Association of Professional Writers and Editors (IAPWE).” They list their mission as to “report on issues related to the U.S. military, global foreign affairs, current events, and cultural topics.” The CEO of American Military News is Kellen Giuda, and Melissa Leon is the Editor-in-Chief.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, American Military News’ reporting on national security and US military utilizes minimally loaded language in their headlines. Articles such as AZ man get 12 years for helping college students join ISIS or Trump to withdraw half of 14,000 US troops in Afghanistan, reports say. Both of these stories are properly sourced to credible media outlets. Besides original content, American Military News also curates and republishes military related news from other credible sources such as Stars and Stripes (Least Biased), Hindustan Times (Left-Center), San Diego Union-Tribune (Least Biased), Roll Call (Least Biased), and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Least Biased).
American Military News also has a reasonably balanced opinion page; however, more op-eds favor the right such as this Study: Obama’s TEVUS crime database hides BLM, ANTIFA violence and inflates white, right-wing violence. In general, most stories are factual and hold a right-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- Nancy Pelosi blocked reading names of 13 US troops killed in Kabul says veteran congressmen – Mostly False
- The FBI said that murders by rifle were five times lower than by knife, and that rifle-related homicide dropped by more than 25 percent between 2017 and 2018. – Misleading
Overall, we rate American Military News Right-Center Biased based on reasonably balanced story selection and right-leaning editorial positions. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to a failed check while still being a generally accurate source. (10/10/2017) Updated (D. Van Zandt 9/11/2021)