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These sources have minimal bias and use very few loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes). The reporting is factual and usually sourced. These are the most credible media sources. See all Least Biased Sources.
- Overall, we rate Military.com Least Biased based on balanced story selection with minimally loaded wording. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1999, Military.com is a website designed to appeal to current and former members of the U.S. military plus “those considering joining, and military enthusiasts and supporters.” Military.com publishes news related to the military and benefits for its members. The current editor is Hope Hodge Seck.
Funded by / Ownership
Military.com is owned by Monster Worldwide, which is a subsidiary of Randstad Holding, a Dutch multinational human resource consulting firm headquartered in Diemen, Netherlands. Revenue is primarily generated through advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Military.com provides news as well as information about services to service members. There are separate news sections for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and the Coast Guard. The website offers original reporting that is factual and low biased in wording such as this: Army Identifies Reserve Soldier Killed in Syria Vehicle Rollover. However, the majority of content comes from other outlets such as the Associated Press and Stars and Stripes, both of which we rate as least biased.
Editorially, there is a section called “opinion” that tends to present balanced viewpoints such as this from a right-leaning perspective, The Case for Pulling US Troops Out of Africa, and this from a left leaning perspective Betrayal of the Kurds Is a Stain on American Honor. When reporting on President Trump, Military.com typically sticks to the facts, but sometimes they do not agree with his foreign policy. In general, they report factually and with minimal bias.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate Military.com Least Biased based on balanced story selection with minimally loaded wording. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 7/23/2017) Updated (1/25/2020)