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 give Conservative Base a right bias rating vs. questionable…But it is close.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2004, “The Conservative Base is information for conservatives, by conservatives.” The Publisher and Editor is Jim Kouri, who is a former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s.
Funded by / Ownership
Conservative Base is owned by Jim Kouri and funding is unknown as there is not advertising or a donation link.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Conservative Base is a news and opinion website with a borderline extreme right wing bias. Headlines contain moderately loaded words and almost all stories are pro-right and anti-left. Not all articles are accurate or they are simply misleading. For example, there is a story on March 20th, 2017 entitled “Think Tank Report: Trump’s First 50 Days a Major Victory for Americans.” In this article they make various evidence based claims about President Trump’s accomplishments in the first 50 days. While what they list is factually accurate from a numbers standpoint, most of it has nothing to do with Trump. Here are some examples:
“In both January and February, U.S. companies added jobs to the economy by leaps and bounds. In January, the numbers were 238,000 jobs added, and in February the figures were 235,000, with wages growing by an average 2.8 percent and unemployment falling to 4.7 percent.”
These numbers are correct, but January job growth is credited to Obama and is the same growth our economy has been experiencing for 6 straight years. This has nothing to do with Trump.
“The most recent figure for the debt under ex-President Obama was $19.947 trillion, but since then, Trump has subtracted $68 billion — not a bad start for a president who has vowed to cut copious government waste.”
This also has nothing to do with Trump as his budget will not begin until October 2017. These are Obama’s numbers until that time. This is mostly false.
“Since Trump was elected, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has surged more than 12 percent — greater than 2500 points — to close above 21,000 for the first time ever on March 1.”
While these numbers are again accurate, they ignore the fact that the stock market has grown consistently since 2009. While some of this may be attributed to enthusiasm for Trump, one cannot claim he did it alone.
Overall, we give Conservative Base a right bias rating vs. questionable…But it is close. (D. Van Zandt 3/21/2017) Updated (11/22/2018)