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 Chicks on the Right, Right Biased based on story selection and editorial content that always favor conservative causes. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources and a two failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2009, by conservative radio hosts Amy Jo Clark and Miriam Weaver, Chicksontheright.com is a news and opinion website featuring their commentary as well as others. According to their about page “The site primarily offers journalism that reports and comments on current events.”
Funded by / Ownership
Chicks on the Right is held by COTR, LLC which is owned by Amy Jo Clark and Miriam Weaver. Revenue is derived through advertising and a web store that sells conservative branded merchandise.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Chicks on the Right publishes news and commentary from a conservative perspective. They do not produce original news reporting but rather publish existing news stories with added conservative commentary. Articles and headlines often contain moderately loaded emotional language that favors the Right such as this Biden Is ALL OVER THE PLACE On Taking A Cognitive Test. This story is sourced to the factually Mixed Daily Wire and Questionable Breitbart.
Editorially, Chicks on the Right do not hide the fact that that they are conservative and opinions always reflect that. For example, they are fans of President Trump such as this Trump Bombshell, Biden Mental State, And KEEP THE SCHOOLS OPEN. While they are certainly right biased they do not overtly publish false news, but they do utilize poor sources and have failed a fact check.
Failed Fact Checks
- Vigilante Protesters Digging Up Confederate Graves after Charlottesville Clashes? – Mostly False
- Did Kamala Harris say she believed Joe Biden’s “rape accusers”? – False
Overall, we rate Chicks on the Right, Right Biased based on story selection and editorial content that always favor conservative causes. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources and a two failed fact checks. (9/12/2016), Updated (D. Van Zandt 08/12/2020)