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 National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) Right Biased based on support for Republican candidates and conservative policy positions. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency and two failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 1938, by Joyce Porter Arneill and Marion Martin, the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) is a grassroots Republican women’s organization whose objectives are to empower women, recruit and elect Republican candidates, and promote the principles of the Republican Party. Currently, the president of NFRW is Ann Schockett and it is based in Alexandria, Virginia. The National Federation of Republican Women is organized at the local, state and regional levels. For example, at the local level they set up Republican women’s clubs and they campaign for their party through these clubs.
Funded by / Ownership
The NFRW does not clearly describe the ownership structure and donations are not tax-deductible, meaning they are not a nonprofit. Revenue is derived through a shop that sells merchandise and donor programs. According to OpenSecrets, the top donors are from their state-level organizations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, through the Americanism program, the NFRW carries out educational programs and projects such as sponsoring a video contest on the topic of “Patriotism in America Today.” They also promote respect for the American Flag such as “Teaching the rules of Flag etiquette, Donating patriotic books to libraries and schools, Sponsoring patriotic essay contests for schools and Presenting flags to schools and community groups”. Further, they publish articles under the section called Federation News such as “The republican party is the party of diversity” which usually focuses on news about the organization.
Editorially, NFRW promotes conservative causes and candidates such as this NFRW ALL IN FOR GEORGIA: SENATORS KELLY LOEFFLER AND DAVID PERDUE. In general, the website only publishes news related to their organization with a right bias. Further, members have publicly made false claims (see below).
Failed Fact Checks
- “850,000 women … have lost their jobs under President Obama” and that “women lost 92 percent of all the jobs lost under the Obama administration.” – False
- Nearly 4 million women had fallen into poverty since Obama was elected in 2008. – False
Overall, we rate the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) Right Biased based on support for Republican candidates and conservative policy positions. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to a lack of transparency and two failed fact checks. (M. Huitsing 1/2/2021)