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.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Notes: (D. Van Zandt) Newsmax Media, commonly called Newsmax, is an American news media organization founded by Christopher Ruddy and based in West Palm Beach, Florida. It operates a multiplatform network focused on conservative-leaning media, including the news website Newsmax.com, publishes the Franklin Prosperity Report and Newsmax magazine, and the cable news channel Newsmax TV. This source has a right wing bias editorial bias through reporting and wording. When reporting news, Newsmax is mostly factual and sources properly, but sometimes takes news out of context and is therefore mixed for factual reporting. (7/29/2016) Updated (10/08/2017)
Notes 2: (M. Huitsing) Newsmax is an American conservative news and opinion website founded by Christopher Ruddy in 1998 and based in West Palm Beach Florida. Christopher Ruddy is the president and CEO of Newsmax Media. According to an Atlantic article, Ruddy is also a close friend of Donald Trump. Newsmax has a category on their side bar called Around the Web, which is nothing more than deceptive advertising that looks like news links and leads to fake pseudo-science information and products. For example: “Suffer with Low Energy, Weight Gain & Fatigue”, which leads to a new website promoting products. In another category called Specials, they publish news with sensational headlines such as: “Nobel Prize Winning Discovery Makes Your Cells Nearly “Immortal” SPECIAL: New way to grow biologically younger,“ which again leads to an advertisement.
When reporting real news, Newsmax uses minimally loaded words in their headlines and articles such as “NYT: Growing Puerto Rican Population Could Offset GOP Cubans” and moderately loaded: “FEMA’s Long: No Time For San Juan Mayor’s ‘Political Noise’. Newsmax also aggregates news stories from credible sources such as Reuters and the AP. Editorially, Newsmax leans strongly right, with most editorials favoring the right, such as “Could Google Lose the Left?”, which first appeared in the right biased Conservative Review. Overall, we rate Newsmax moderately right biased based on editorial position and Mixed for factual reporting due to deceptive advertising that appears as news links, but leads to sensational pseudo-science information. (10/8/2017)