FrontPage Magazine is an online conservative political website, edited by David Horowitz and published by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles, California. The David Horowitz Center has claimed that the “Left has declared war on America.” Some notable writers for FrontPage include Ann Coulter, Robert Spencer and President Trump’s adviser Stephen Miller. All of which, who have failed numerous fact checks.
Funded by / Ownership
FrontPage Magazine is owned by the David Horowitz Freedom Center, which is a conservative foundation founded in 1988 by political activist David Horowitz and his long-time collaborator Peter Collier. It was established with funding from groups including the John M. Olin Foundation, the Bradley Foundation and the Scaife Foundation. Besides FrontPage Magazine, they also run the Questionable Jihad Watch, which promotes negative information towards Islam. The David Horowitz Freedom Center is a non-profit that generates revenue through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, FrontPage Magazine promotes extreme right wing propaganda that utilizes loaded language such as this: LEFTISTS HAVE ALWAYS LIED ABOUT AUSCHWITZ. They also routinely promote President Trump’s immigration agenda such as this: ORWELLIAN SPECTACLE OVERSHADOWS IMMIGRATION DEBATE. The primary purpose of this website is to paint Islam followers negatively such as this: AMERICA’S NEWEST MUSLIM MARTYR IS A CHILD RAPIST AND KILLER. In general, the stories published on this website serve to portray Islam in a negative light. You will never find a positive story, only murder, rape and terror. This is a classic propaganda and conspiracy website that many take seriously.
According to the SPLC David Horowitz and FrontPage Magazine are considered anti-Muslim hate groups.
A factual search reveals a few failed fact checks by IFCN fact checkers.
Overall, we rate FrontPage Magazine a Questionable source based on Extreme Right Bias, promotion of conspiracy theories regarding Islam as well as propaganda that only reports negatively on Islam. This source has also failed fact checks by IFCN fact checkers. (10/7/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 6/21/2019)