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 information reporting that may damage conservative causes. Some sources in this category may be untrustworthy. See all Right Bias sources.
- Overall, we rate the Intellectual Takeout Right Biased based on editorial positions that favor conservative and libertarian perspectives. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to the occasional use of poor sources and for not completely aligning with the consensus of science.
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Intellectual Takeout is a think tank co-founded by Devin Foley. They describe themselves in their about page as an: “American think tank promoting rational discourse informed by the Western tradition. We do it primarily by engaging millions of readers on current events and Western principles.” Further, they describe what they use in order to realize their mission “We use our powerful communications tools to initiate millions of Americans each year into the Greco-Roman and Judeo-Christian.”
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Funded by / Ownership
Intellectual Takeout is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that became a part of the Charlemagne Institute in 2018. The mission of the Institute is to “become a leader of a counter-cultural, educational movement that will retake the heights of influence in America.” The Charlemagne Institute was founded by Devin Foley and is funded through donations, which are not disclosed.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Intellectual Takeout covers topics such as “culture, economics, education, history, philosophy, politics, and religion.” They sometimes utilize sources that are factually mixed, such as Heritage Foundation, CNS News, and The Daily Signal. However, most articles are appropriately sourced to credible media outlets such as the New York Times. When it comes to science, the Intellectual Takeout does not deny that the planet is warming, but they do cast doubt on whether climate change is influenced by human activities such as this: Can You Be Certain That Man causes climate Change?
Editorially, most stories favor conservative-libertarian policies and endorse a free-market capitalism approach to economics.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate the Intellectual Takeout Right Biased based on editorial positions that favor conservative and libertarian perspectives. We also rate them as Mostly Factual in reporting, rather than High, due to the occasional use of poor sources and for not completely aligning with the consensus of science. (M. Huitsing 8/28/2017) Updated (01/20/2023)
Last Updated on January 20, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check
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