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 Armstrong Economics Right Biased through story selection and affiliation. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the occasional promotion of conspiracy theories and not aligning with the consensus of science on climate change.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Armstrong Economics is an economics blog that states its mission is “to research historical cyclical patterns and market behavior in timing, price and crisis to better understand and identify potential future trends, using an extensive monetary database and advanced proprietary models. The site is founded by Martin Armstrong who was a former Chairman of Princeton Economics International and The Foundation for the Study of Cycles.
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by Martin Armstrong and revenue derived through the sale of videos.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Armstrong Economics presents news with a right-leaning bias through story selection. The website contains a lot of research on economic and historical cycles as well as a blog written by Martin Armstrong. The blog generally consists of Mr. Armstrong answering questions that are sent by readers. His blogs are usually well-sourced and researched with little use of loaded words. Armstrong Economics does have a right-leaning libertarian bias in their political affiliation and story selection.
When it comes to science Armstrong Economics does not support the consensus that global warming is human-influenced, further they promote the conspiracy that climate change is a tool to eliminate Democracy: Is Climate Change a Tool to Eliminate Democracy? Regarding conspiracies, they also promote the Deep State conspiracy such as this: Deep State is just getting deeper & Rosenstein is a member of a coup to overthrow an elected official destroying the Constitution ending Democracy.
A factual search reveals they have not been fact-checked by an IFCN fact-checker.
Overall, we rate Armstrong Economics Right Biased through story selection and affiliation. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the occasional promotion of conspiracy theories and not aligning with the consensus of science on climate change. (D. Van Zandt 10/4/2017) Updated (10/5/2019)