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 Legal Insurrection Right biased based on story selection that always favors the right and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 48/180
Founded in 2008, Legal Insurrection is a conservative blog created by William A. Jacobson who is an American lawyer and professor. According to their about page “Legal Insurrection now is one of the most widely cited and influential conservative websites, with hundreds of thousands of visitors per month. Our work has been highlighted by top conservative radio personalities, such as Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin.”
Funded by / Ownership
On March 1, 2019, legalinsurrection.com became a platform for the Legal Insurrection Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The website generates revenue through advertising and donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Legal Insurrection is a conservative blog that frequently uses loaded language in articles and headlines such as this: Pitting Americans against each other in the “Climate Change” debate. This story uses proper sources such as The Hill and New York Times as well as the factually mixed Fox News. Other articles are not favorable toward the left such as this: Croissant-gate: Ocasio-Cortez outraged by inhumane cost of capitalist croissants at LaGuardia Airport. This article is primarily soured to Twitter posts. The Legal Insurrection frequently reports on climate change, though they do not outright deny human influenced climate change, they do sow doubt and tend to favor free market solutions. In general, all stories favor the right and denigrate the left.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Legal Insurrection Right biased based on story selection that always favors the right and High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record. (F. Locke Siewert 2/10/2017) Updated (5/26/2019)