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.
- Overall, we rate the Arizona Daily Independent Right Biased based on story selection and Mixed for factual reporting due to poor or no sourcing and publication of misleading information.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
The Arizona Daily Independent has an about page that states: “The Arizona Daily Independent is a dedicated team of citizen journalists and subject experts solely funded by the financial support of the general public.” There is not much else to go on and according to a Whois search the domain was purchased in 2011.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not disclose ownership however it is a part of the American Daily Independent News Network LLC. The paper is funded through a subscription and advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Arizona Daily Independent is a right-wing biased website that favors conservative causes. For example, there are many instances of articles questioning the consensus on human influenced climate change. When reporting on political news almost every story favors the right. Although headlines are not particularly sensationalized, there is virtually zero sourcing of information. In general, story selection always favors the right.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check. However, they have published misleading information such as this: Treaty With Ukraine On Mutual Legal Assistance In Criminal Matters. The fact is the treaty does not protect the President.
Overall, we rate the Arizona Daily Independent Right Biased based on story selection and Mixed for factual reporting due to poor or no sourcing and publication of misleading information. (D. Van Zandt 10/6/2018) Updated (10/16/2019)