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 reporting of information that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate Grabien Right biased based on story selection and sourcing that significantly favors the right. We also rate them borderline Questionable for factual reporting due to failed checks and use of sources that have very poor track records with fact-checkers.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Grabien is a right-leaning news aggregation website that according to their about page “is the consumer site of the news prep service, Grabien. We post original reports, coverage of the latest in media, national politics, and international news.” They also have a feature where they present live video feeds from news stations. Grabien Inc. is located in New York City. The founder and editor-in-chief is Tom Elliot. Tom Elliott is the former executive producer of conservative pundit, Laura Ingraham’s radio show.
Funded by / Ownership
The website is owned by Grabien Inc., which is presumably owned by Tom Elliott, however, this is not disclosed. Grabien is funded through online advertising, donations, as well as a fee-based editing service for audio and video clips.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Grabien News breaks its information into three categories: Clips, Lists, and News. Clips present video clips from a variety of news sources such as MSNBC, C-Span, and Fox News. Lists break news into topic categories that heavily leans right and are negative towards the left. Some lists include: A Complete Guide to the Scandals of the Obama Administration or 44 Obama Era EPA Scandals the Media Ignored. Speaking of climate change, Grabien presents a skeptical view that is not aligned with the consensus of the science, as evidenced by this list, Articles Supporting a Skeptical View of Global Warming. The sourcing for Lists ranges from the Washington Post to far-right conspiracy and questionable sources such as Breitbart, The Blaze, CNS News, and Judicial Watch.
The News page aggregates news from a variety of sources that range from Left-Center to far-right questionable, such as Breitbart. A thorough review of sources used on the news page shows a disproportionate amount from the right as compared to the left. In general, Grabien republishes news that favors the right through story selection and sourcing.
Overall, we rate Grabien Right biased based on story selection and sourcing that significantly favors the right. We also rate them borderline Questionable for factual reporting due to failed checks and use of sources that have very poor track records with fact-checkers. (10/26/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 1/11/2019)