Last updated on February 25th, 2021 at 02:59 pm
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 OutKick Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that routinely favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of transparency and generally one-sided sensationalized reporting.
Factual Reporting: MOSTLY FACTUAL
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
Founded in 2011 by sports commentator Clay Travis, OutKick is a sports news website that also features conservative political opinions. The website lacks transparency as they do not offer an about page or disclose ownership.
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Analysis / Bias
In review, OutKick primarily covers professional and college sports news such as Baseball, Basketball, Football, Hockey and Golf. All stories are tagged to their groups such as NFL or Gambling. Sports news articles and headlines tend to have sensationalized headlines such as this Oklahoma Placeholder Spencer Jones Gets Absolutely Destroyed During Bar Bathroom Fight. Sports articles are generally sourced properly.
Editorially, OutKick features a Politics tag that publishes political news primarily as it relates to sports and sometimes social issues. Political reporting often favors the right through the promotion of a conservative perspective such as this TED CRUZ CRUSHES JACK DORSEY ON TECH CENSORSHIP and this TRUMP DOMINATING EARLY 2024 PRIMARY POLL; DESANTIS THE BEST OPTION?. Although there isn’t evidence that OutKick has been fact-checked, there are some articles that promoted misinformation. For example, they frequently promote anti-mask propaganda as it relates to covid-19 TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT WARNS DOUBLE-MASKING CAN ENHANCE CHANCES OF INFECTION. While this article and the others are not saying that you shouldn’t wear a mask, the frequent negative reporting on mask-wearing may be misleading to some. In general, news reporting is mostly factual and with a one-sided conservative bias.
Failed Fact Checks
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Overall, we rate OutKick Right Biased based on story selection and editorial positions that routinely favor the right. We also rate them Mostly Factual in reporting rather than High due to a lack of transparency and generally one-sided sensationalized reporting. (D. Van Zandt 2/22/2021)