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 Torch Right Biased based on editorial positions that mostly favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting vs. High due to a slight lack of transparency and one-sided reporting.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2017, The Daily Torch is a libertarian-leaning website and news source. According to their about page they state “The Daily Torch is the featured publication of Americans for Limited Government, with opinion-based content dating back through 2008, dedicated to reducing the size and scope of government and maximizing individual freedom.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Daily Torch is reasonably transparent as they disclose on each page they are owned by AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOVERNMENT, which is a conservative 501(c)(4) non-profit organization “dedicated to restoring the constitutional, limited powers of government at the federal, state, and local level… by fighting to reduce the size and scope of government, protecting individuals rights, promoting federalism, and rolling back the tyranny of the administrative state.” ALG is focused on “fiscal responsibility, regulatory reform, transparency and shedding light on overlooked issues that impact people’s lives.” Revenue is derived through donations, with much coming from Koch Industries.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Daily Torch publishes original reporting that is often free-market right biased and factual such as this Can pro-NAFTA, pro-PNTR w/ China Joe Biden win in Michigan? This story like all those reviewed was properly sourced to credible or mostly factual media. When it comes to science they do not deny human-influenced climate change, but they do reject government intervention to solve the problem. We do not criticize sources for their solutions as this source supports the consensus of science as to the cause, but has a differing opinion on how to solve a scientific problem.
A factual search reveals they have not been or failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The Daily Torch Right Biased based on editorial positions that mostly favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting vs. High due to a slight lack of transparency and one-sided reporting. (D. Van Zandt 3/13/2020)