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 a failed fact check and writers who have failed numerous fact checks during their careers.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
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. Human Events has a right bias based on story selection and wording that favors conservatives. They have also published false information such as this article “Why Martin Luther King Was Republican“, which is false according to Politifact.
Overall, we rate Human Events Right Biased based on story selection that favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to a failed fact check and writers who have failed numerous fact checks during their careers. (8/16/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 4/14/2020)