These media sources are moderate 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 information reporting 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 and rejecting the consensus of science.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
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 seeks 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 the 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 questionable 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 considers climate change a scam, and those who support action on climate change are referred to as Climate Nazis. In general, all stories favor the right, and there is a rejection of the consensus of science regarding climate change.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
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 and rejecting the consensus of science. (D. Van Zandt 4/7/2019) Updated (05/29/2022)
Last Updated on May 17, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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