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 appealing 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 Dallas Express as Right Biased based on editorial positions that favor a conservative perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency and the use of poor sources.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
MBFC Country Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
The Dallas Express was founded in 2021, reviving a title that served the Dallas Black community until the mid-1970s. Located in Dallas, Texas, the website covers local and national news and events.
The About page states that the current publisher has significant ties to the hospitality industry and chairs three public companies but does not explicitly name Monty Bennett. According to a Texas Observer article, Bennett is a Trump-supporting billionaire.
Further, a Bloomberg Law article reports that Bennett sued a journalist and Dallas Weekly, Inc. for libel after they described the Dallas Express as a “right-wing propaganda site,” a case that a Texas appeals court later dismissed.
Funded by / Ownership
The Dallas Express generates revenue through advertising and membership donations. While the About page does not explicitly name Monty Bennett, he is the presumed owner. According to Columbia Journalism Review, Bennett may have a connection with the conservative imposter website network Metric Media. Bennett denies the connection.
Analysis / Bias
After reviewing dozens of articles, we selected two example articles from the Dallas Express to assess their journalistic approach and potential biases.
The first article, “Biden Name Attracted China, Report Suggests,” discusses a report suggesting the Biden family name attracted interest from CEFC China Energy for acquiring U.S. energy assets. The article adopts a skeptical tone, especially with the word “suggests” in the title. Notably, the article does not provide conclusive evidence to substantiate the claims made in the so-called report about the Biden family name attracting interest from CEFC China Energy. It cites a Radar Online article, which employs a misleading tactic where keywords like “FBI” and “Joe Biden” are hyperlinked to their own tag pages. These tag pages are collections of articles related to those keywords but do not provide additional information or sources that substantiate the article’s claims, which raises significant concerns about the authenticity and reliability of the information presented. Therefore, the article does not prove the veracity of the report it discusses.
The second article, “Trump steps into Democrat territory in Labor Day message to unionized auto workers, telling them Biden’s E.V. push will cost them their jobs,” maintains a skeptical tone and frames Biden’s electric vehicle policy as controversial and economically damaging. The article ends by emphasizing that the attorneys general of 25 states oppose Biden’s plan, framing the policy as contentious. Regarding sources, the article cites an Associated Press article but frames the information differently. The Dallas Express suggests that Biden’s handling of the economy is seen as a “weakness,” a point not explicitly made in the AP article, thereby leading the narrative.
In general, The Dallas Express demonstrates questionable journalistic practices. They often cite unreliable sources, as seen in the article “Biden Name Attracted China, Report Suggests” and utilize factually questionable sources like the Gateway Pundit; when referencing credible sources like the Associated Press, they distort the information to fit a specific narrative.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Dallas Express as Right Biased based on editorial positions that favor a conservative perspective. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency and the use of poor sources. (M. Huitsing 09/12/2023)
Last Updated on September 12, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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