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 Not the Bee Right Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the 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 2020 by Babylon Bee founder Adam Ford, Not The Bee is a news and opinion website that focuses on humorous, but true news stories. According to their about page, “Not the Bee is a humor-based news, opinion, and entertainment site from the creators of The Babylon Bee and Disrn. Like the name suggests, it’ll feature some absurd and hilarious (but real) news that seems like it should definitely be satire.”
Funded by / Ownership
Not the Bee is owned by Not The Bee, LLC, and revenue derived through advertising, a shop that sells branded merchandise and subscription fees.
Analysis / Bias
In review, Not the Bee publishes original stories from a right biased and often sarcastic perspective. Articles and headlines contain emotionally loaded language that often denigrates the left such as this Nancy Pelosi, who is worth $114M and owns a $24,000 fridge, laments “the disparities in income and equity in our country”. Articles also hold a strong Christian perspective such as this The leading cause of death globally in 2020 was ABORTION … over 42 MILLION people killed. This story is properly sourced to Worldometers.
Editorially, stories are written to be humorous while being rooted in fact. All stories reviewed favored the right and in particular a Christian perspective. During the 2020 Presidential Election, they reported on election fraud, however, they did not promote misinformation and stuck with fact-based reporting such as this 52 PERCENT of Republicans think the election was rigged and Trump really won. Although Not the Bee is clearly conservative biased and generally sarcastic, the information provided is rooted in fact and supported by evidence.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate Not the Bee Right Biased based on editorial positions that routinely favor the right. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 1/2/2021)