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- Overall, we rate Crisis Magazine Right Biased based on the promotion of a conservative Christian perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Crisis Magazine (CM) is a religious-based news site. According to their about page, “To this day, Crisis remains America’s most trusted source for authentic Catholic perspectives on Church and State, arts and culture, science and faith. We have one purpose, and one only: to proclaim Christ’s Kingship over all things, at all times, to all nations.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Sophia Institute, a nonprofit, owns and publishes Crisis Magazine. Donations and advertising generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
While the stories on CM are well written and use factual sources, the sources rarely bear more than a passing relevance to the conclusions drawn. Crisis Magazine uses none of the over-the-top language of other biased sites on both ends; their extremism is evident in the tone and characterizations presented in the stories. Example: In the article “Does “Climate Change” Really Cause Hunger,” CM repeats many of the half-truths and distorted “facts” popular among climate change deniers while presenting no links to any sources, credible or otherwise, for these claims.
Editorially, all stories favor a Christian Right perspective and sometimes use poor sources. Coating extremism in seemingly moderate terms makes it no less extreme, only easier to read.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Crisis Magazine Right Biased based on the promotion of a conservative Christian perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to poor sourcing. (D. Kelley 11/16/2017) Updated (06/26/2022)
Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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