These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by appealing to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate DC Journal Mostly Factual for reporting rather than High due to not always aligning with the consensus on human-influenced climate change and a lack of transparency with ownership. We also rate them Right-Center biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives that moderately favor the right.
Bias Rating: RIGHT-CENTER
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
The DC Journal is a technology news and political opinion website. They are a part of the InsideSources Network. InsideSources states: “Since launching in 2014, InsideSources has become a trusted source of news, reaching upwards of 25 million readers each month. Our news and opinion content syndicates to nearly 300 of the nation’s top newspapers.” InsideSources also publishes the DV Journal and NH Journal.
Funded by / Ownership
The DC Journal is owned by InsideSources LLC, which may or not be headed by Michael Graham, as there is a lack of transparency. It is not clear how they generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
The DC Journal utilizes strong loaded words in headlines and articles, such as Emails Reveal CDC Role in Silencing COVID Dissent on Facebook. However, they typically present both sides of political news, such as Minority-Owned Broadcast Deal Experiences Perplexing Delays at FCC. DC Journal usually uses credible sources to support their information, such as Reason, bls.gov, and Forbes.
In opinion pieces regarding economics and climate change, DC Journal has a right-leaning bias and utilizes sources such as the corporately funded National Center, which does not always support the consensus of science regarding climate change. Some authors downplay climate change, and its impacts, such as this Hypocrisy Abounds at Climate Summit. This story is written by Bjorn Lomborg, the author of the book “False Alarm — How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet.” Lomborg believes that climate change is occurring and humans are responsible but disputes that the effects and economic impacts will be negative. Finally, Lomborg has made false and unsupported claims regarding climate change.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate DC Journal Mostly Factual for reporting rather than High due to not always aligning with the consensus on human-influenced climate change and a lack of transparency with ownership. We also rate them Right-Center biased based on story selection and editorial perspectives that moderately favor the right. (D. Van Zandt 01/21/2023)
Last Updated on May 22, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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