Last updated on April 15th, 2021 at 04:21 pm
These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Breaking Defense Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor a more right-leaning authoritarian military approach. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2010, Breaking Defense is an online defense magazine. According to their about page, “Breaking Defense is the digital magazine on the strategy, politics, and defense technology. We offer analysis, perspective, and insight on news developments that military, political, and industry decision-makers rely upon.” The current editor is Colin Clark.
Funded by / Ownership
Breaking Defense is owned by Breaking Media, Inc. Revenue is derived through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Breaking Defense covers military and defense with minimal use of loaded language such as this DARPA Space Manufacturing Project Sparks Controversy. This story, like most, is properly sourced to media outlets such as Spacenews.com and defense.gov.
Editorially, they do not offer a separate section for op-eds; however, they use a tag on commentary-based stories. Many stories do contain opinions such as this China Supply Chain, Backdoor Money ‘Huge Priority’ For Biden Pentagon, which is hopeful of the Biden Administration, but also critical. In this op-ed, they use survey data from the right-leaning Reagan Institute Faith In The Military Is Falling – Not Demand For Strong Defense: Reagan Institute. They have also accurately fact-checked former President Donald Trump on false claims Trump’s Claim Of $2.5 Trillion In DoD Dough: Not True. In general, they report news factually with a slight right-leaning bias that favors a more authoritarian military use.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years. In fact, they are used as a resource for IFCN fact-checkers.
Overall, we rate Breaking Defense Right-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor a more right-leaning authoritarian military approach. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 2/11/2017) Updated (4/15/2021)