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: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
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 “its mission is to accurately report on all issues related to the U.S. military, global foreign affairs, current events and lifestyle topics.” The CEO of American Military News is Kellen Giuda, and Melissa Leon is the Editor-in-Chief.
Funded by / Ownership
American Military News does not disclose ownership on the website, though Kellen Giuda is listed as the CEO. The website appears to derive funding through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, American Military News’ reporting on national security and US military topics have sensational headlines such as “Senior North Korean official calls Trump, ‘a pathetic man with a big mouth,’ ‘a crazy man,’ as Trump says, ‘only one thing will work’ with North Korea” or “Liberal Finger Wagging Continues As BuzzFeed Publishes Hit Piece On Christian Couple.” American Military News also frequently uses loaded emotional words in their articles. Although they do source their information to credible media such as the NY Times, they also heavily use quotes and spin the news to suit their right leaning narrative.
According to CNBC News, American Military News also published false information where it racked up nearly 893,000 engagements, according to Buzzfeed’s data. When it was brought to American Military News’ attention they appropriately removed the article and released a statement regarding the incident.
Overall, we rate American Military News right biased based on story selection that favors the right and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 10/10/2017) Updated (7/27/2018)