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 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.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
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 and the current editor is Robert Bluey who has written for many other right leaning publications such as The Daily Caller, RedState, Big Government and the Washington Examiner.
Funded by / Ownership
The Daily Signal is owned by The Heritage Foundation. 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, there is moderate use of loaded language in the headline to portray the Mueller investigation negatively: Mueller Investigation Stirring Up More Trouble Than It’s 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 denigrates the left.
In general, story selection and editorials almost always favor the right, though at times The Daily Signal is critical of Donald Trump.
A factual search reveals that the Daily Signal has not failed a fact check.
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 (11/22/2019)