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 Human Events Right Biased based on story selection that favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to failed fact checks and writers who have failed numerous fact checks during their careers.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1944 as a print newspaper, Human Events is a conservative American political news and analysis website that became a digital-only publication in 2013. According to their about page: “Human Events has been the nation’s leading conservative voice since we were established in 1944. Our reporters and contributors are among the nation’s most influential and powerful conservative voices, heard and trusted on Main Street and on Capitol Hill. Human Events is the news source President Reagan called his “favorite newspaper” and we still hold high the Reaganesque principles of free enterprise, limited government and, above all, a staunch, unwavering defense of American freedom.” The current editor-in-chief is David Harsanyi.
Funded by / Ownership
Human Events is owned by American radio broadcaster Salem Media Group. The publication is funded through an online advertising model.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Human Events is an online conservative magazine. Regular writers have included Robert Novak, Ann Coulter, Terence P. Jeffrey, Pat Buchanan, and John Gizzi, its chief political editor. Occasional contributors have included Sean Hannity, Newt Gingrich, and Paul Craig Roberts, and Cliff Kincaid. Further, during the 2020 Presidential election, they promoted unfounded conspiracy theories regarding election fraud. See fact check below. In general, Human Events has a right biased editorial perspective based on story selection and wording that favors conservatives. They also have a poor record with fact-checkers.
Failed Fact Checks
- Why Martin Luther King Was Republican – False
- Boston schools suspended advanced program for being ‘too white and Asian’ – Mostly False
- “Biden cancels Trump’s ‘Operation Talon’ Program that Targeted Sex Offenders Living in U.S. Illegally” – False
- “A poll watcher in Philly was just wrongfully prevented from entering the polling place,” – False
Overall, we rate Human Events Right Biased based on story selection that favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to failed fact checks and writers who have failed numerous fact checks during their careers. (8/16/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 3/09/2021)