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 The Christian Post Right Biased based on story selection that is favorable to the right and Mixed for factual reporting based on a few failed fact checks, use of poor sources and misleading headlines that do not match the story.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2004, The Christian Post is an American nondenominational, Evangelical Christian newspaper. Based in Washington, D.C. According to their about page “Through the website, The Christian Post presents national and international coverage of current events affecting and involving Christian leaders, church bodies, ministries, mission agencies, schools, businesses, and the general Christian public.” The current editor is Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary, and president emeritus of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
Funded by / Ownership
The Christian Post is owned by the Christian Media Corporation, which is a “faith-based digital news, entertainment, and resource company with over 100 websites based in 6 continents.” The website is funded through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Christian Post covers news via reporters on topics of interest to Christians. Headlines are a mix of minimally loaded language with news headlines and some with strong emotionally loaded words on opinion pieces such as this: Beto O’Rourke, climate change, and the end of the world. This misleading headline implies that Beto O’Rourke is claiming the end of the world due to climate change. The content of the article does not reflect this. Rather it quotes O’Rourke, who said we have 12 years to take serious action on climate change based on scientific consensus. O’Rourke never mentions the end of the world. However, the author does, by quoting the Book of Revelations. This article also sources the factually mixed Daily Wire, which has failed fact checks by IFCN fact checkers. In general, most opinion pieces lean right, but not too far right to be considered extreme.
When reporting straight news there is a strong Christian bias in story selection, but information is generally sourced properly to credible media outlets and organizations.
Overall, we rate The Christian Post Right Biased based on story selection that is favorable to the right and Mixed for factual reporting based on a few failed fact checks, use of poor sources and misleading headlines that do not match the story. (7/18/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 3/19/2019)