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 rate the Conservative Institute Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favors the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to a lack of transparency and the use of sources who have failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2017, The Conservative Institute is a Right-leaning news and opinion website. According to their mission statement “The Conservative Institute exists to provide a platform for well-reasoned, well-written, and well-distributed articles and columns defending conservative values.” They further state “In a world of endless propaganda, misleading headlines, and shallow content, finding quality news sources is nearly impossible. This problem is especially severe for readers of the conservative persuasion.”
This website also lacks transparency as they do not name authors and they do not openly disclose ownership.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, the Conservative Institute publishes news in three categories. First, is Breaking News, which typically uses minimal to moderate loaded language in headlines such as this Democrats offer to repeal Obamacare tax as spending talks continue: Report. This story is appropriately source to The Hill and Newsweek. The second category is Political Analysis, which features op-eds from prominent conservatives such as David Limbaugh, Ben Shapiro and Michelle Malkin, some of which do not have positive records with fact-checkers. The third category is CI Digest, which appears to be op-eds written by Daniel Vaughan, who is listed as a columnist for CI, though not on the actual website. When it comes to sourcing we did find instances of links to the questionable Breitbart, which has failed numerous fact checks.
When reporting on the science of climate change, the CI does not deny human impacts on climate change, but some articles do question government-based solutions. In general, the Conservative Institute reports mostly factual with a strong right conservative bias in story selection and editorial positions.
A factual search reveals that they have not been fact-checked by an IFCN fact-checker.
Overall, we rate the Conservative Institute Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that favors the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High due to a lack of transparency and the use of sources who have failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 3/8/2018) Update (12/9/2019)