Questionable Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Lack of Transparency
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2012, The Federalist Press is a conservative news opinion website. According to their mission page, “Federalist Press is dedicated to providing its readers with up-to-date political commentary and analysis on a wide variety important issues facing our nation, with such analysis being based on classic founding principles as outlined in The Constitution of the United States of America, The Federalist Papers, and other explanations supplied by the Founding Fathers of the Republic.”
The website lacks transparency as it does not disclose the editor, authors, owners, or funding.
Funded by / Ownership
The Federalist Press does not disclose ownership, and advertising derives revenue.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The Federalist Press anonymously publishes news and information loosely related to the constitution. The website posts the Federalist Papers, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. They also publish news that always favors the right and denigrates the left, such as this: Maddow Called Trump’s Claim About Navy Medical Ships ‘Nonsense.’ Wrong Again. This story is properly sourced to ABC News and NPR. Another example of emotionally loaded language that favors the right is BOMBSHELL: FBI Discussed Interviewing Michael Flynn ‘to get him to lie’ and ‘get him fired,’ Handwritten Show. Again, this story is reasonably sourced. In general, story selection always favors the right and sometimes uses factually mixed sources such as Fox News. However, there is zero information about this website or the authors of the content.
Failed Fact Checks
- An IFCN fact-checker has not fact-checked them
Overall, we rate the Federalist Press right biased and Questionable based on a complete lack of transparency and the occasional use of poor sources. (D. Van Zandt 8/10/2016) Updated (01/29/2022)
Last Updated on January 29, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check
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