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 information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate the Daily Signal, Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that always favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual, rather than High, due to not aligning with the consensus of science regarding human-influenced climate change.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2014, The Daily Signal is a conservative American political news journalism website that focuses on politics, policy, and culture. It is published by the conservative think tank, The Heritage Foundation. The Daily Signal is based in Washington, DC. The current editor is Robert Bluey, who wrote for many other right-leaning publications such as The Daily Caller, RedState, Big Government, and the Washington Examiner.
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Funded by / Ownership
The Heritage Foundation owns the Daily Signal. The website does not have advertising and is completely funded through The Heritage Foundation, which has drawn criticism for right-leaning bias due to all funding coming from the right-leaning think tank.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Daily Signal reports on political news and policy with a right-leaning bias in both story selection and wording such as this: Osama Bin Laden Was Right. This article is critical of President Trump’s decision to leave Syria, arguing that pulling out will result in “at some point having to fight them again on U.S. soil.” In other words, the Daily Signal supports a more right-leaning interventionist Neoconservative military approach. In another article, the moderate use of loaded language in the headline negatively portrays the Mueller investigation: Mueller Investigation Stirring Up More Trouble Than Its Finding. This particular story is republished directly from the Tribune Content Agency. Other stories are republished from the factually Mixed Daily Caller. Original news stories such as this one are typically properly sourced through hyperlinking to credible media sources.
Editorially, The Daily Signal consistently casts doubt on the role of humans in climate change with articles such as this: Climate Change Alarmism Is the World’s Leading Cause of Hot Gas. Further, all opinion pieces favor the right and denigrate the left. In general, story selection and editorials almost always favor the right, though, at times, The Daily Signal is critical of former President Donald Trump’s policies and actions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Daily Signal, Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that always favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual, rather than High, due to not aligning with the consensus of science regarding human-influenced climate change. (D. Van Zandt 7/19/2016) Updated (03/24/2021)