Republican National Committee (RNC) – Bias and Credibility

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A questionable source exhibits one or more of the following: extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news. Fake News is the deliberate attempt to publish hoaxes and/or disinformation for the purpose of profit or influence (Learn More). Sources listed in the Questionable Category may be very untrustworthy and should be fact-checked on a per-article basis. Please note sources on this list are not considered fake news unless specifically written in the reasoning section for that source. See all Questionable sources.

  • Overall, we rate the Republican National Committee right biased and Questionable due to the promotion of propaganda and numerous failed fact checks.

Detailed Report

Reasoning: Propaganda, Numerous Failed Fact Checks
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic


Founded in 1856, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is a US political committee that leads the  Republican Party of the United States.  It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. The current Chairperson is Ronna McDaniel.

Read our profile on the United States government and media.

Funded by / Ownership

The Republican National Committee is funded through donations and a shop that sells merchandise. In 2016, they raised, $197,561,486 with top contributors being:

As of this date, the top donors for 2022 are:

Analysis / Bias

In review, the primary function of the RNC is to advocate, fund, and promote Republican candidates for all levels of office. The bias of the RNC is very clear; they favor the Republican party and their conservative platform.

The RNC website also publishes news from a conservative perspective that frequently uses loaded emotional language, such as this Chairwoman McDaniel: Joe Biden Needs To Get His Facts Straight and this President Trump And His Task Force Are Providing Daily Hope for Americans. In general, the news is sometimes poorly sourced to questionable outlets such as Townhall, while others are very well sourced to credible media and government websites. However, statements made by the RNC have a poor track record with fact-checking.

Failed Fact Checks (this is 5 out of 20+ failed fact checks)

Overall, we rate the Republican National Committee right biased and Questionable due to the promotion of propaganda and numerous failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 5/24/2017) Updated (11/26/2022)


Last Updated on June 30, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check

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