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 NTK Network Right Biased based on story selection/wording that always favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to promotion of debunked stories and use of sources that have failed fact checks.
Factual Reporting: MIXED
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2016, NTK Network is a strong right-leaning news and opinion website created by Joe Pounder, who also serves as editor-in-chief.
Funded by / Ownership
NTK Network is owned by Joe Pounder, who also is the founder and CEO of America Rising LLC, which is a PAC that produces opposition research on Democratic Party members and Definers Public Affairs which also runs opposition research. Further, NTK is held through the trademark Pounder, Inc. The website generates revenue through online advertising.
Analysis / Bias
In review, NTK present news with a strong right-leaning bias. All stories tend to favor the right and denigrate the left through the use of loaded words and story selection. NTK does a good job of sourcing their information to a variety of Left-Center, Least Biased, and Right-Center sources, however they also source to far-right sources that have a mixed record with fact-checkers, such as the Washington Free Beacon. In many ways, NTK Network is similar to the Washington Free Beacon, in that they take a credible source of information and use spin to create a different narrative. So, the information may be factual, but the message may lack context or mislead with a right-wing bias. An excellent example is how NTK Network routinely reported on the Clinton Uranium story when it has been debunked for several years.
Overall, we rate NTK Network Right Biased based on story selection/wording that always favors the right and Mixed for factual reporting due to the promotion of debunked stories and the use of sources that have failed fact checks. (D. Van Zandt 12/15/2017) Updated (3/9/2019)