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 Center for Freedom and Prosperity Right Biased based on story selection that always favors the right and advocacy for low taxes and limited government. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources as well as rejecting the consensus of science.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2001, the Center for Freedom and Prosperity (CF&P) is an American nonprofit organization that advocates for flat taxes, territorial taxation systems, and offshore tax havens. According to their Mission Statement “The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation and the Center for Freedom and Prosperity seek to promote economic prosperity by advocating competitive markets and limited government.” The President is Andrew F. Quinlan.
Funded by / Ownership
According to their about page “The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3), tax-exempt educational organization affiliated with the CF&P.” Funding is derived from donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the CF&P advocates for low taxes, limited government and preservation of territorial tax shelters. The website consists of a blog, news, opinion and foundation studies. The blog consists of original articles written by CF&P staff that utilizes moderately loaded words such as this: BANGING THE DRUM FOR TAX INCREASES AT THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND. Blog posts are typically properly sourced. The news section publishes press releases by CF&P and the opinion section uses strongly loaded words that favor the right such as this: DEMOCRATS’ GREEN ENERGY CRUSADES ARE ALWAYS CATASTROPHIC. This particular piece comes from the strongly right biased and factually mixed Western Journal. Other articles are republished from right-leaning sources such as the Washington Examiner and Inside Sources. When it comes to science, CF&P consider climate change to be a scam and those who support action on climate change are referred to as Climate Nazi’s. In general, all stories favor the right and there is a rejection of the consensus of science regarding climate change.
Overall, we rate the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Right Biased based on story selection that always favors the right and advocacy for low taxes and limited government. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources as well as rejecting the consensus of science. (D. Van Zandt 4/7/2019) Updated (10/18/2019)