These media sources are slightly to moderately conservative in bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor conservative causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Right-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate The National Interest Right-Center Biased based on story selection and political affiliation that leans right. 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 1985 by conservative thinker Irving Kristol, The National Interest (TNI) is an American bi-monthly international affairs magazine published by the Center for the National Interest, which we have rated as right-center biased. It is associated with the realist school of foreign policy thought, which contradicts the liberal thought of cooperation. The current executive editor is Harry Kazianis. In general, this is a foreign policy magazine that also touches on politics and other current events of our time. You can view their Masthead here.
Funded by / Ownership
The National Interest is owned by the Center for the National Interest, which is a right-leaning think tank created by President Richard Nixon in 1994. The magazine is funded through advertising and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, The National Interest primarily covers international affairs. Headlines typically utilize minimally loaded words such as these: Can Moon Jae-In Bridge the Gap between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un? and Brexit Will Heighten Division Within the European Union. These two articles are properly sourced to credible outlets such as Politico and The Conversation. Articles published are generally pro-military in that they believe aggressive actions are unwarranted as is passive actions that lead to vulnerability, but the theme is the USA comes first despite the action taken. In general, The National Interest is a factual source that leans right only because they tend to reject liberal ideology when it comes to foreign affairs.
A factual search reveals they have not failed a fact check.
Overall, we rate The National Interest Right-Center Biased based on story selection and political affiliation that leans right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (7/19/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 4/16/2019)