Last updated on September 29th, 2020 at 04:48 pm
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 using appeal 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.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
Notes: According to their about page: “Downsizing the Federal Government is a project of the Cato Institute. Scholars at Cato believe that cutting the federal budget would enhance personal freedom, increase prosperity, and leave a positive fiscal legacy to the next generation. This website is designed to help policymakers and the public understand where federal spending goes and how to reform each government department.”
In review, Downsizing the Federal Government is a libertarian blog that heavily sources the Cato Institute. There is minimal use of loaded words in headlines and articles such as this: Federal Spending Rescission. Other sources used on this blog are the Wall Street Journal and the least biased Stimson Center. A factual search reveals they have not failed any fact checks. Like Cato, Downsizing the Federal Government recognizes anthropogenic climate change, but offer the right-wing perspective of free-market solutions.
Overall, we rate Downsizing the Federal Government Right-Center biased based on the endorsement of libertarian-leaning policy and High for factual reporting based on proper sourcing. (D. Van Zandt 6/2/2018)