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.
- Overall, we rate Fitsnews Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that generally support a libertarian perspective. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a failed fact check and a lack of transparency.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2006, FitsNews is a news and opinion blog with the tagline “Independent, Unapologetic.” According to their contact page, they are based in South Carolina. The website lacks transparency as they do not provide an about page or properly disclose ownership.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not clearly indicate ownership, however, at the bottom of each page, it states they are copyrighted through Fitsnews LLC. Revenue is derived through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Fitsnews publishes news stories written by Fitsnews staff. Articles and headlines typically utilize low to moderate loaded emotional language such as this Why Is Liberal Charleston Mayor Paying South Carolina’s Top Republican Election Attorney? This story is primarily sourced back to previous Fits articles. The website primarily covers South Carolina politics with more stories favoring the right such as this University Of South Carolina-Aiken’s Campus Rag Is Racy, Revealing And Uber-Liberal.
Fitsnews also covers DC politics from a conservative/libertarian perspective with stories such as this First Amendment Watch: Another Successful Attack On Religious Liberty In America. Editorially more stories favor the right, however, they do not hesitate to criticize conservatives such as this Is Lindsey Graham About To Have A Problem? and this Donald Trump Touts Infrastructure Project Benefiting Liberal Billionaire. When it comes to science they support the consensus on climate change and report accurately on Coronavirus, however, they take the political view that the economy and businesses should be open.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate Fitsnews Right-Center Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that generally support a libertarian perspective. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a failed fact check and a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 8/22/2017) Updated (9/4/2020)