Last updated on May 13th, 2021 at 10:19 am
These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate Conservative Home Right-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Country: United Kingdom (33/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2005 by Tim Montgomerie, Conservative Home is a center-right political news and analysis blog. Conservative Home describes itself as “Britain’s leading Conservative blog for news, comment, analysis, and campaigns,” and their stances as “We are independent of the Conservative Party but supportive of it.” The blog consists of sections including ToryDiary (news analysis of the Conservative Party), Columnists, Left Watch, MPs ETC, Think Tanks, Audio and Video. Paul Goodman is the editor of the blog. They also have a sister site called Conservative Intelligence, which provides intelligence on the Conservative Party. Mark Wallace is the Chief Executive of Conservative Home.
Funded by / Ownership
According to the About page, Conservative Home is owned by Michael Ashcroft and co-founded by Stephan Shakespeare. Ashcroft is a former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party. Advertising generates revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, articles and headlines contain emotional wording that typically favors the right such as this “Labour’s Tory sleaze accusations look hypocritical, and – even more interestingly – aren’t landing any blows.” Editorially, the Conservative Home denigrates the left such as under the section called Left Watch where they publish articles such as: “Labour’s hypocrisy over A Level results.” In general, the Conservative Home is Right-Center biased. When it comes to sourcing, they utilize credible sources such as parliament.uk, gov.uk, and BBC.
When reporting on scientific issues, they support the scientific consensus on climate change such as this Stanley Johnson: Next year’s climate change conference should take its lead on carbon pricing from this Agreement. Further, they report accurately on Covid-19 The new Covid-19 vaccines: what we know so far.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Conservative Home Right-Center biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (M. Huitsing 5/11/2021)