These media sources are moderately to strongly biased toward conservative causes through story selection and/or political affiliation. They may utilize strong loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes), publish misleading reports, and omit information reporting that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Get Religion Right Biased based on editorial positions that align with a Christian perspective. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting based on one-sided reporting favoring a pro-religious perspective.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Get Religion is a blog that describes its mission as “committed to improving the quality of religion coverage in the news.” The website was founded by and edited by Terry Mattingly, who writes the nationally syndicated “On Religion” column for the Universal syndicate and is a senior fellow at the Overby Center at the University of Mississippi, focusing on religion, news, and the First Amendment. He was the founder of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.
Funded by / Ownership
The website does not clearly state who owns them, but Terry Mattingly is listed as the founder and editor. Donations fund the website.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Get Religion uses moderate-loaded language in their articles. Most stories favor the right by criticizing mainstream media’s coverage of religion: “Absolutely shocking news! Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reads Christian devotionals”. Most stories reviewed hyperlinks from credible sources.
Editorially, most stories favor the right such as this A scoop and solid coverage: Joe Biden denied Holy Communion over abortion support, paper reports. While they hold anti-abortion views, the stories generally cite credible information to make their points. In general, Get Religion is mostly factual in reporting and holds a right-leaning bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Get Religion Right Biased based on editorial positions that align with a Christian perspective. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting based on one-sided reporting favoring a pro-religious perspective. (M. Huitsing 9/4/2017) Updated (11/24/2022)
Last Updated on May 24, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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