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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.

Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180

History is a news and mostly opinion blog that does not have an about page. According to their Facebook page they describe themselves as “ is the preeminent conservative blog, featuring essays from leading conservative thinkers.” The articles reviewed today were all published under the editor-in-chief, Jordan B. Rickards. A search shows that he may be an attorney from New Jersey, however we cannot confirm this and do not want to link the wrong person to this website.

Funded by / Ownership

The website does not disclose ownership, though Jordan B. Rickards name dates back to the earliest days of the website. The website appears to be funded through online advertising.

Analysis / Bias 

In review, primary focus is on libertarianism and capitalism. There is strong use of loaded language in headlines when describing liberals or liberal policy such as these: The Blithe Ignorance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Shows Why Socialism Appeals to Millennials and Democrats Seek Votes From Convicts, Children, Non-Americans, and Lazy People. When it comes to sourcing information ConservativeOpinion is hit or miss. Some articles are thoroughly sourced to credible media outlets and others not sourced at all. Occasionally, they link to a Questionable source such as CNSNews. Due to holding libertarian (free-market) leanings they are sometimes critical of President Donald Trump.

A factual search of IFCN fact checkers reveals that they have not failed a fact check or have never been checked.

Overall, we rate Right Biased based on story selection that generally favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to lack of ownership disclosure and occasionally not providing sources to support opinions. (D. Van Zandt 7/23/2018)


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