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 the Independent Women’s Forum Right Biased based on political positions that favor the right. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to one failed fact check.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: MEDIUM CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1992, the Independent Women’s Forum describes itself as a nonpartisan research and education institution. Independent Women’s Forum – IWF states its mission is to improve the lives of Americans by increasing the number of women who value free markets and personal liberty. IWF covers a wide range of topics and issues of concern to women.
Funded by / Ownership
IWF is funded by Donors Trust, the John William Pope Foundation, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Scaife Foundations, the Randolph Foundation, and the John M. Olin Foundation.
Analysis / Bias
The IWF publishes stories with moderately loaded emotional headlines such as “CNN Threatens to ID the Guy Behind the Trump WWE Gif If He Offends CNN Again.” Their articles are always well-sourced from credible media; however, most favor the right and endorse right-wing issues.
IWF’s primary issue is anti-feminism, with articles like this: Why Modern Feminism and Third Wave Movement Do Not Speak for Most Women. They also oppose transgender athletes competing in women’s sports, such as this Rally to Tell the NCAA to Stop Discriminating Against Female Athletes. In general, IWF is strongly right-biased and mostly factual in reporting.
Failed Fact Checks
Overall, we rate the Independent Women’s Forum Right Biased based on political positions that favor the right. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to one failed fact check. (M. Huitsing 9/9/2017) Updated (01/09/2023)
Last Updated on January 9, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check