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.
- Overall, we rate Blue Lives Matter Right Biased based on story selection that mostly favors the right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Blue Lives Matter is a pro-police movement in the United States. It was started after the killings of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn, New York, on December 20, 2014, after they were ambushed in their patrol car. Blue Lives Matter was formed in reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement, which seeks to end police brutality against the African American community. According to their about page “Blue Lives Matter is a media company, founded and run entirely by active, former, and retired law enforcement officers and their families.” The current editor-in-chief is Christopher Berg.
Funded by / Ownership
Blue Lives Matter is an organization that is funded through advertising, membership fees and a store that sells branded merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Blue Lives Matters reports on news related to crimes committed against police and perceived injustices against police. Blue Lives Matter also reports on crimes within the police departments such as this: Sheriff Indicted For Allegedly Plotting Murder Of Deputy, Remains In Office. This story utilizes minimal loaded language and uses hyperlinked sourcing to the Washington Post and the News and Observer. Another example of a story that utilizes minimal loaded language is this: Three Teen Robbers Shoot At Man In His Front Yard, Homeowner Shoots Them All. Editorially, Blue Lives Matters favors the right and has a positive view of President Trump.
Some critics of Blue Lives Matter state that “one’s job can never reach a deep identity significance and source of solidarity that one’s racial identity can.”
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Blue Lives Matter Right Biased based on story selection that mostly favors the right and High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (11/14/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 9/18/2019)